I got a reservation from a couple in the last minute, and because I had other guest leaving in the same day of check-in and arriving at the same day of check-out, I was very clear that the times of check-out and check-in were very strict. Now he sent me a message that "they are sorry but they won't leave the apartment" and is not answering my calls or text messages. I even offered him to reimburse the last night because I don't want to fight with him, but I need him to leave as promised and agreed. OMG! What should I do?
I am in Ireland and this morning my guest, who is due to leave on 4th Aug, has informed me he has been to his solicitor and I can't get him out. I have called airbnb and now waiting for urgent response. House and garden are a mess and I am panicking
What is the legislation in Ireland regarding tenancies. How long does someone need to be resident before they have tenancy rights @Tanya461
You need to get Airbnb to cancel the booking but in terms of the legalities, you will need to seek legal advice from a housing solicitor.
If it is three months until they have tenancy rights, then ask Airbnb to cancel the booking now, so you can then legitimately ask the guests to leave. If you don't then you are going to have to take legal measures to evict them, which may not be possible under Covid.
Also what sort of listing do you have, as it is not showing on your profile.
So far as I can see it is 6 months to get any rights, until then you can give notice at any time. I need to take advice as I do not want to serve a formal notice as it may imply a formal tenancy is in existence.
The guest is saying 'you cannot get me out' which makes me worry that this is not going to end well. The listing is for a small self contained terraced house, I hid the listing a couple of weeks ago when I realize I needed to end the current arrangement and my daughter was going to use the house for work. However, my husband has now had an accident and I need it to quarantine his children when they arrive from UK and Germany.
Covid eviction restrictions end on 1st August.
No news from Airbnb, I rang as an emergency first thing this morning.
@Tanya461 I fear you have inadvertently given your guest tenants rights. I suggest you urgently contact a lawyer yourself. Sadly I am afraid you are probably discovering that Airbnb is not really suited as a long term rental provider.
@Tanya461 Take the apartment back for your own use. Show up with a piece of luggage. Then file a trespassing charge against them. I don't know if your laws are the same as in the US. But owners are allowed to occupy their own properties. My attorney said to put a "no trespassing" sign in the lawn. Then you have a legal claim for trespassing if they won't leave.
Here in the states 30 days determines tenants rights so I have to be very careful.