Post by High Priestess on Dec 17, 2015 0:51:23 GMT
Peter shared Dec 16 2015
College Students Are Renting Out Their Dorm Rooms On Airbnb. What Could Go Wrong?
"Campus housing buildings typically post security guards in the lobby, which makes the logistics of renting a dorm on Airbnb complicated. Sometimes Eduardo is able to get guest passes, but other times he physically needs to be with his guests every time they enter the building in order to sign them in. 'I think I can bring guests in and out whenever I want,' he says. 'There’s not a limit to it or a specific kind of guest they don’t accept, because that would be discrimination.'
When I called his campus’s housing department to ask whether it was indeed permissible to rent a room in a dorm via Airbnb, the man who answered the phone had a different perspective: absolutely not. 'I don’t even know which reason to start with,' he responded when I asked why Airbnb-ing a dorm room was not allowed. While the campus does allow students to sublet some types of student housing, he said, 'If you’re not signing paperwork to make the sublet legal, you’re an illegal tenant.'"