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Airbnb, Inc. (pronounced AIR-bee-ehn-bee and stylized as airbnb) is an American vacation rental online marketplace company based in San Francisco, California, United States. Airbnb offers arrangement for lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it host events; it acts as a broker, receiving commissions from each booking.The company was conceived after its founders rented out an air mattress in their living room, effectively turning their apartment into a bed and breakfast, to offset the high cost of rent in San Francisco. Airbnb is a shortened version of its original name,
On August 19, 2020, Airbnb announced that it had filed for an initial public offering. The company has been privately valued at $31 billion.

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    I'm renting in a pretty new high-rise apartment building. Most of the building is managed as a hotel/ airbnb by the on-site management/reception. The lift requires a security fob to access most floors. We're all human, there are instances where I lock myself out. There are master keys for cases...
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    QLD How to stop Rogue property manager. Airbnb - my house

    Going through a separation where my husband cut all income off to my young daughter and I. My only income was 1 airbnb rental. My husband somehow got to my property manager who I hired and worked for me. Got him to quickly quit on me without notice. Then I have found out they duplicated my...
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    QLD Implications of Hosting AirBnB as Single Parent?

    Hi Anybody have any experience with a single parent hosting AirBnb and the Family Court's take on it for when the child is in this parent's care?
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    QLD Compensation for Stress and Unreturned Property?

    I lent my car to someone, temporarily, on the pretence they'd pay me $100 a week for this service. The 'temporary' turned into over a year due to the fact they disappeared and I couldn't find them and I've been given $150 only. Since I was able to locate this person and got him to drop the car...
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    NSW Am I Entitled to a Compensation for Holiday Home?

    HI, I have rented a holiday home after finding it online on stayz and Airbnb.The owner offered reduction if I book privately without a formal contract and prepayment. The place is not not as described and is dirty. The owner is reluctant to offer compensation or a refund if I move out early...
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    NSW Subletters Withholding Bond - Do We Fight It?

    Hi, We recently moved out of our houseshare after 10 weeks and the subletters are not giving our bond back because: "As you first breached the lease agreement and secondly the lack of consideration by breaching our lease agreement while we were both out of country and out of the city. This put...
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    VIC No Contract Through Airbnb - Are We Liable for Damages?

    Hi, We rented out a house which we located through airbnb to film a music video. The host requested we transact offline, as they did not want to pay income tax or fees to airbnb. We were transparent about our use of the property and they gave permission to move anything around and use whatever...
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    QLD Legal to Rent Out Room if I'm on a Lease?

    Hi, I'm on a lease and i have an extra bedroom in the house. I am thinking of renting out the extra room for people looking for a cheaper option than hotels (like Airbnb), while i am staying in the house of course. I only plan to accept guests to stay for a night or maximum of one week at a...
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    An Airbnb guest Promotes Our Address for Events?

    My house was booked for 8 nights on the basis of 9 guests. The guest in question wrote...Hi M and D, my family and some friends of mine are planning to come down to Phillip Island for nine days at the beginning of March. Your place looks great for our group but the rate is higher than we wanted...