Post by Inanna (Shaun) on Jun 11, 2016 3:13:31 GMT
I actually know this guy, a fellow Chicago host. This neighbor has been and continues to film him every time someone comes over to his house and is getting all the neighbors in an uproar about him. I wonder if it is time for him to consult with an attorney about this harassment. The neighbor was actually the one who called the news people.
Airbnb has had very limited involvement with hosts during this ongoing battle.
Post by High Priestess on Jun 11, 2016 3:31:59 GMT
That does sound like harassment, Shaun. So unfortunate! As usual the news media twists and distorts things, saying:
He also said after his 2015 citation he found a loophole in the law. The city's Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department confirms he doesn't need a license if people stay more than 30 days.
Well, gee -- no that is not a "loophole" in the law! If he is renting for more than 30 days he is doing standard long term rentals, and long term rentals cannot be described as constituting a "loophole" in the short term rental law!!
The neighbor says,
But Rizzo said he wants strangers off his block.
"I think that this should not be done in a residential area, there's children running around here, you're bringing people in here that don't belong here. Nobody knows who these people are," he said.
Well tough tooties, Mr. Rizzo -- how difficult for you that there are strangers in your neighborhood! Why dont' you say "hi" to them and they won't be strangers any more! Nobody knows who they are? Get to know them and then you will know who they are.