You Won’t Know Who Is Renting Your Place Until You Pay the Fee
If you are the host on Airbnb, you are not given any information on who has rented your place, until you pay the finder’s fee to Airbnb. This gives you precious little time to vet the person or people who are going to use your place, and also gives Airbnb the right to refuse you a refund in the event that something as nutty as these previous stories occurs. It’s also a safeguard that prevents you from trying to go offline and making a sweeter deal with the prospective renter, and cutting out Airbnb from making their money. And though it’s understandable that Airbnb has to implement measures to ensure their profitability, hosts must rely on the company to vet renters, but bad eggs always slip through the cracks.