We had a similar situation with a neighbor`s daughter who had just broken up with her longtime friend – she wanted somewhere in the short term, when everything was eliminated. The real estate insurance decided that this was not a real vacation rental that would not be allowed on our existing policy, and would not give us a policy covering a residential rent because it lasted less than 6 months! To combat this restriction, many landlords combine long-term leases (i.e. a 6-month lease) with several short rents (i.e. rentals of less than 6 months) per year. During the long-term rent, the landlord may reach a lower rate compared to short-lets, but it is still significantly more lucrative than a long-term rent. The duration of the agreement is usually less than six months, but it is often only a few weeks or even a night. Basically, everywhere between one night and six months, which is popular with holidaymakers (i.e. especially for travelers looking for an alternative to the hotel), businessmen traveling and those who need a temporary pad. On the ARLA legal aid line, it is not uncommon for us to get the scenario of a tenant subletting on Airbnb with agents or landlords who want to prevent the tenant from doing so or terminate the contract. The only problem is that many of the terms set out in the lease may be unenforceable.
More importantly, the rights you have as an owner/host and occupant/guest depend in part on the legal nature of the job your “clients” have (they will most likely be either a “tenant” or a “licensee”). If you are interested, there is a good article on the LandlordLaw blog that explains in detail Airbnb`s rental laws. First, opening a line of communication with the tenant and inviting them to the list can lead to a quick and consensual solution. Tenants absolutely cannot know that by hosting Airbnb, they will actually violate their rental agreement and be fully understanding and cooperative. Some tenants may not be as understanding, and may rent the property on Airbnb with the sole intention of making some quick money. Alternatively, for discretionary reasons, a lessor should consider assigning a Section 8 notification. The best reasons for use are reason 12 for the violation of the treaty, and also consider the soil 14.