I posted before about the problems of some guests being given 24 hours to pay, after they have made a booking (so it isn't confirmed)
I don't understand how this can happen , since every booking I made on AirBnB it wasn't confirmed until the credit-card payment was confirmed. I have also noticed that recently there have been more posts on this issue here. It is certainly a new thing by AirBnB because I have only had it in the last 12-18 months or so
Some of the previous community replies have been along the lines of , foreign CC not confirmed etc
But in this case, it seems that the guest is also able to make the booking and then also deliberately delay payment. I got a 35 day booking and obviously I have to decide to accept or not (which I did). Then the message "the guest has 24 hours to pay" came up.
Shortly after , the guest wanted to negotiate the terms of the booking - eg they want to pay weekly. This isn't acceptable , and additionally I am not in a position to decline the guest . (In these situations, even if the guest comes , they are less likely to leave good review)
Does anyone have any advice please?