Interesting fact- I spoke to a friend who has an eviction law firm in Chicago. She says she now has a steady pipe line of cases coming though. Basically guests who move in and never leave. She says what makes it most difficult that it is often not the person who made the original reservation. Nothing much we can do to prevent this but should collect information from each and every person that checks in.
The loop hole is when a 3rd party booking is made and accepted by the host, in effect you are allowing squatters to use your home and therefore very difficult to remove.
Airbnb will not be of any help in these circumstances.
Well, don't they leave the house or apartment at some point? Maybe to go out for coffee or food? I would just switch the locks and then gather their stuff up and put it at the curb. Of course, I would video this part, as well as me asking them to leave and them refusing.
Lacking that, I would call in my big, Amazonian friends to escort them out and then change the locks.
It would be truly awful, if a guest stayed more than 30 days and refused to leave, because at that point, tenant rights take over and there is not much to do, except get a legal eviction, which can take months to do.
Our guesthouse is attached to our house via a soundproofed vestibule. If this was the case I would do my best to make their lives so unbearable. I have control over most of the functions in the guesthouse (thermostats, internet, digital keypad) so turning the heater up to 90 degrees at 3am then killing the electric would be fun. Sweaty sleeping is the worst.
It is always good if You can control heating, water supply and electricity from the outside of the guest area. Installation does cost a little bit of money, but it's fun if You need it, especially the electric.
I also know how to control the utilities at my place. Would certainly not continue to provide amenities to a trespasser. If you haven’t dropped into tenancy regs then I’d say you have more right to be in your house than a trespassing abb-er. Someone would have to barricade 3 different doors to keep me out of the space. This is a scenario all of us should consider Before it happens. One of many unlikely but possible situations needing a creative contingency plan.
@Kelly149, Right, You have to prepare for such situations before they happen. We own this place, we control this place and set the rules, and we will certaily not bother airbnb with such kind of trifles.