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You want to rent out your rental apartment or home on Airbnb. Can you do it? Well, it depends.
There are many factors that go into this answer and, ultimately, you do so at your own risk. Here are some things to consider and to research when deciding:
3. Neighbors and Roommates Speaking of the neighbors, how are yours? If you live in a rental and your neighbors have a tendency to complain, or even if they do not, you should seriously consider the impact on people in your building or the surroundings. How would you feel if they opened their homes? Do you have roommates? Based on your experience with the neighbors and your roommates, make a judgment about how to handle your room rental situation. Let them know in advance to avoid any feeling of imposition. Many of the short-term rental-gone-bad tales arise from situations where neighbors complained about excessive noise and traffic. Managing the neighbors can be key to a successful Airbnb experience. 4. Troubleshooting Specific Rental Issues There are many documents to review and rules to research to ensure that you are indeed allowed to do short-term rentals in your rental. Airbnb can be problematic even for people who own their homes. For renters, whose hold on the property is more tenuous, the problems can multiply. If you are having trouble sorting out whether you really can use Airbnb, speak to an attorney in advance or you could find yourself looking for a new place yourself. Do not risk your rental for a quick buck. Do the research before you get stuck.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.