Hello Mar 30, 2016 2:47:19 GMT via mobile
Post by wilbur on Mar 30, 2016 2:47:19 GMT
I'm from Las Vegas. Iv been a host for more than 2 years now at Airbnb. Just today I had to cancel all my short term reservations and updated my listings to long term (28 days min). The sudden change in my decision was due to the fact that on the early morning of Easter, past 3 am, a police officer knocked on my door and woke me up. Once I was out, he berated me with questions, literally shouting at me, accused me of scratching my neighbors car which was parked infront of my house. He also pointed out and asked about the illegalities of my guests coming in and out, how noisy they are, which of course was all exaggerated and full of lies. I live on the property and I have had the most professional, respectful and considerate guests. Obviously, the cop is a friend or was corrupted by my neighbors that is why he acted that way towards me like I'm being scolded and convicted. He even threatened me that I can lose my house if I continue with the short term rental. I told him that what he was doing was harassment at 3 am with no complaint report and no proof whatsoever. Eventually he let me go inside and even told me that if he can prove anything I would have been in hand cuffs by then. I was rattled and shocked and realized that not only was there corrupt cops in the third world where I came from but it also exist in las Vegas. My neighbor who snitched on me has been bullying me for a few months already. It started when they parked an old car, which i later found out was not even theirs but a friend's, infront of my house. It was there for more than a week. Now anyone who owns a house would start to wonder and worry whos car it belongs to, right? When the son went out one time to check on the car after 5 days, i approached him and told him that it is illegal to park more than 48 hours on the street specially without moving it. I wouldn't mind if I knew it was them but who would know if that is a drug related abandoned car? That started their fascination towards my business and started talking to my guests and eventually trying to harass me about this business. I tried to downplay everything but it aeems they really want to prove they are the bully and can shame me when they want. After the confrontation with this cop and the initial shock I came to realize that I don't need the aggravation and stress just to earn extra money. I asked Airbnb for help and they offered very little support nor empathy which only proves that they are just here for the commission. I am taking my chances with Lyft and Uber and have put my profile in long term for now. I hope all you hostbin las Vegas know what you're getting into and good luck!