Unethical behavior by the tenants! If the tenants incurred fines by illegally renting out their place, they should be decent enough to pay them, not let their landlord pay for their misbehavior.
Gerry Galiatsatos’ condo in the fashionable St. Henri area of Montreal has proven to be a hit with travelers but that popularity is now costing him more than $1,000. On Airbnb, the unit in the Imperial Lofts has been rented out at least 65 times. There’s just one problem – Galiatsatos had no idea this was going on. “It was done without my consent, without my knowledge,” he said. A year ago, when Galiatsatos bought the unit, he inherited the condos tenants. While he was happy to collect their rent, he didn’t know those renters were listing the unit on Airbnb. The Imperial Lofts’ condo board bylaws forbid renting out units on Airbnb and other such sites and has fined the owner $1,200 so far. Galiatsatos said he understands why the fines are being handed down.