Hi there everyone,
Just letting you know that I am now back to work after maternity leave and ready to help!
For those of you that have been a part of the CC for a bit longer, it’s wonderful to return and catch up so please drop me a line! For those of you I haven’t met yet, I can’t wait to hear from you and share in your stories.
This is a good opportunity to let you all know (new and veteran) about who and what your community management team’s purpose is here on the Airbnb CC.
The community management team are here to cultivate a positive and constructive environment for hosts to seek support and information. The CC has people that have the largest breadth of experience in hospitality around, as well as giving members the opportunity to get clued up and give feedback on Airbnb updates.
Your community management team for the English CC consists of myself, @Nick , @Liv and @Quincy . While @Katie and @Lizzie are still present, we will be much more present and reactive so please do tag or DM us in the following situations:
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Welcome back, @Stephanie. Where did the time go?
Anyhow, I was thinking, the last time I was 'out-out' (will non-Brits get this reference?) was at the Airbnb soiree in town, and who knows the next time we'll be able to meet up again. But I'll look forward to it, spesh the free food and drink. Stay well.
Why airbnb only gives ONE session per language without asking if we are free to attend ??? People has a lot of things to do specially in the middle of the afternoon. Can you be more open to create the meetings in different options of day and time and language for US (busy people) to be able to participate ???
Can you help us??????
The PAC called ACK NOW has gotten a citizen's ballot article on the town of Nantucket warrant that would severely limit short term rentals. Home rentals are about 85% of the available lodging on the island as no nationally branded hotels or resorts are permitted and B&B's are small. Since it is a tourist town, lodging is essential to support island businesses. The bylaw basically limits year round residents to 90 days/year for short term (Less than 30 days) , limits part-time resident homeowners to 45 rental days and prohibits rentals less than 7 days. It further restricts rentals to one vehicle and 2 people per bedroom regardless of the size of the home, bedrooms or private, on property parking capacity. A town agency would have to be set up to collect and process applications and fees and then conduct health and safety inspections of rental homes, also serving as an enforcement agency.
The stated goal is to eliminate off-island investor only rentals (which is a growing concern but this proposed bylaw affects everyone). A grassroots community organization of year round and part-time residents, homeowners and those who visit has sprung up to oppose this (more than 500 members in 10 days so far) but a major concern is that many of them are non-voting taxpayers since their principal home is elsewhere. The non-voting taxpayers pay 88% of the residential property taxes on the island, pay MA income tax on their earnings and a 11.7% short term rental tax.
Can Airbnb help us get information about this out to those who rent their Nantucket homes? VRBO, WeNeedaVacation.com and other vacation rental companies have shared the information with their homeowners and some have even set up a page where they could easily contact the town government. Since Nantucket operates on a town government model, the Select Board and other boards have no ability to stop this from going before the voters (who must be full-time registered voters and show up in person at town meeting to vote) as it is a citizen's warrant, requiring only 10 certified signatures. The town meeting is starting June 5 and could last several days.
Is this happening in any other tourist communities and if so, how has this been successfully defeated?
Kathy and Joe Baird
Hi guys! As community experts, maybe someone can help. Is there any way to escalate a support issue with Airbnb. I am a superhost with two properties, both licensed. Airbnb decided two weeks ago that one of the two must have 30+ day stays in order to escape the short-term rental threshold. Obvious fix, right? Wrong. Sent in a license copy and was told the right people would look at it. TWO WEEKS later it's still offline and, seriously, I can't get anyone at Airbnb to help. Any suggestions!?!