Or Solution B (which would work in my specific scenario) - add a second Listing Admin if they can't change it altogether. Both accounts would be linked to the listing equally.
Has anyone figured out how to maintain status of listing and change admin and host? We are owners, this was dropped in our lap, and we can't get answers anywhere. Very frustrating and confusing! Please help. (notice we haven't been able to get picture to name right!)
So the original post for this thread was in August 2016. It's now April 2019 and the problem still exists and it seems as though Airbnb is not willing to make any change on this issue. I have the same problem, one listing by my partner and one by me and after a very very very frustrating phone call with Airbnb the only advice they could give was to delist and relist again, loosing you history, reviews and any current bookings. THIS IS A JOKE and a serious flaw in the Airbnb model.
Same issue here. We are renting just one property as a family, so me, my wife and my two sons are hosts. One of my sons created the listing, so he is the listing admin, while the rest of us are co-hosts, and I am the "primary" host.
No problems sofar - except that I'm unable to see anything about the state and progress of our rental (the URL https://www.airbnb.com/progress/ returns no information: no reviews, no earnings, ...).
All we need is for a way for my son to hand over admin rights to me so I can monitor progress.
Alternatively, make it possible for any co-host (or just the "primary" co-host) to view the progress.
I'm just facing the same isssue. In short, I want to change the admin for over 30 listings. I also want to avoid the annoying work of delisting, calendar blocking, losing over 4000 reviews etc.
Like someone stated before, there is only one easy solution right now. Changing the Email, Name, Payout, verified ID. These options are viable to change and I don't see a problem with that. The original Admin ID stays the same, just different variables.
So if you have access to the Admin Account of the listing, you can just take over this Account. Why would Airbnb leave these options open to change if they don't want too? As it seems, only the birthday is blocked to change.
PS: To be save I will contact Airbnb regarding this matter. What if the Admin dies, legally uncapable of continuing?
The question we all should ask: Is it possible (legally permitted) to take over the Admin ID ?!
HI All - I'm relatively new to airbnb hosting but this issue just came up with me. I am really hoping to become the listing admin for the house that I own. The current listing admin has asked to transfer roles and we do not want to look the current bookings and past reviews - this should be possible! Plus, I need the payout information to pay the taxes, etc. and cannot see it as a co-host. Please AirBnB help!
More than 3 years and the problem still exists. That too bad for such a great company. It has to be fixed! You can grey out the reviews or just do something and a new admin can take over. There so many people asking this and I think it's Vital!
Impossible to believe they not aware of this problem and yet don't do anything about it when it would be so easily done.
What is this company ?
This is simply silly but also create a very difficult legal position. My cohost (primary) reviews travelers but her (written) review shows up under my name and are forever associated with me, without me having even read it.
Surely a property should belong to the admin, but the host involved in the booking should do (and be named in) the review?
i also don’t want my cohost to own the listing as should I ever want to change it, I will lose the listing.
AirB&B pls think through this. Properties should belong to an admin, admins should be able to move a property to another admin.
Reviews should be done in the primary host’s name.
Reviews should be split between the property and the host and attached to each.
I called Airbnb and they DO NOT have the functionality to change the Listing Admin. The only way is for you to deactivate the listing and the person who you want to be the Listing admin to create an exact copy of the listing under their own profile (It will be a brand new listing with no reviews).
The reason for this is that the reviews for each listing are saved not to the listing but to your profile and hence, there is no way for the reviews to be transferred over to another profile.
I am ALSO in need of this.
I had my girlfriend make the listing, who does managerial for me, but it is my property.
I thought making myself the primary co-host would do it, but it still says “This is Alexa’s place, Ryan helps host”, when the actuality of the situation is opposite.
Why can’t the Primary Host functionality replace the Listing Admin? It’d then make the listing transferable, which OBVIOUSLY (see 5 pages of this thread and counting) has plenty of necessity.
Please, Airbnb, hire tech to figure this out!?
I am joining this conversation 3 years after the thread started, and it appears there is still no solution. Has anyone found a solution to transferring the admin role for a listing to another person and/or the Co-Host?
Like many on this thread, I set up the listing for my father. I had incorrectly assumed that having my father as the Primary Host would give him the ability to accept payments, but it turns out that is not the case. Now, I am worried how this will impact my taxes and employment agreement.
Thanks for joining. I'm still frustrated that we can't switch listing admin, BUT if you are primarily concerned about payouts and tax purposes, you will do alright. Your dad (or you) can receive payouts wired to whatever bank account preferred, and that bank account will be linked to proper TAXPAYER ID. I am still not the Listing Admin (so I get no reviews even though I'm primary host), but I get payouts and my own 1099. This will likely be setup by visiting PAYOUT PREFERENCES. Good luck
Thank you @Chris489 . This info is really helpful. My biggest concern was the the tax implications, so I'm glad that is not an issue. Now, if the reviews could be sorted out that would really solve all of my issues with being the Admin. Thanks again.