Post by High Priestess on Jun 13, 2016 16:19:35 GMT
Are you content with the outcome and the promise to follow your rules from here on out, Shaun? If so then perhaps this is an okay resolution -- but you need not accept it. You could still evict this guy if you feel it's necessary. The part about having your calendar blocked and losing income for a month -- there is a way around that problem -- I will send you a private message about a way to handle that through Airbnb. You definitely need not lose your entire income for a month if you need to evict someone and cancel their reservation.
Shaun, sorry for you, but maybe it will work out. At the moment, you won, as he had to suck up all his bluster and write a humble letter. It's important that you act like you won. Don't let him gain more power. Be friendly, but be very much the adult with a chastised child. Behave like you got what you wanted, a guest behaving civily and no hassle.
I had to rehome one guy, but it was one night and cost me 10 euros over the room price. We made a booking amendment, he got the room price back and I gave him 10 in cash for his hotel. Another kid.
If you can't live with him after a while, you can always try a reasonable approach and tell him that an eviction is bad for both of you. So better reduce the stay, he gets that money back, you have a few unbooked nights, but you will bear with that
The fact that he appologized, lets me believe, that he is not totally lost, but in need of guidance. I had a few such guests and before, I had a few such employees and a lot such people in trainings for job searchers. In those cases, you have them longer and you need to get results from them. I'm always very polite and nice, what they are often not used to, incredibly thickheaded and give orders without a doubt that they will be followed. Maybe an improbably combination and they have no strategy against it. But that's not the usual pleasure in hosting - we don't do it to order people around or to educate some spoiled brats. That reminds me: it could be much worse: you could get a boyfriend in need of basic training - I had that once ;-))