July 25, 2014

"Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings."

"The guest who overstayed his welcome has renters’ protections under California law because he was in the unit for more than 30 days... New York state also protects renters who stay more than 30 days...."

25 comments:

Psota said...

Even if he has tenants rights, his tenancy was supposed to last for 44 days. It's now finished so this "tenant" has to leave. If he doesn't go, she can evict him post-haste. What am I missing?

MadisonMan said...

I liked airbnb the one time I used it, as a renter. I don't think I'm trusting enough to use it as a landlord.

I think the renter in this story is running a meth lab, frankly.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Politicians and lobbyists writing bills for themselves without a care in the world given to the supposed beneficiary's of said bills, in this case tenants and landlords, is what you are missing Psota.

Time to wise up: Every leftist wants to rape you, not for their pleasure, but instead for your pain.

tim maguire said...

Psota, the eviction process in New York City is very long and very expensive. Depending on how hard they fight, it could take 6 months or more and cost the condo owner thousands of dollars in legal fees and who knows how much in lost rent.

PB Reader said...

This should be a word to the wise for CA and NY homeowners who "temporarily" take in all these illegal immigrants the government is flying and busing around the country...

Brando said...

Time to bring the goons and baseball bats.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 43. Phoebe Cates still won't leave my apartment. I do not want to have to evict her, but she insists on walking around topless. All the time. Topless topless topless, day, night, it doesn't matter: topless.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 44. Phoebe Cates still won't leave my apartment. She insists on topless yoga in the living room, then the Jane Fonda Work-Out video. Today it is the red Lycra leggings. Bend, bend, bend, twist, twist, twist. I really don't want to call my lawyer.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 45. Phoebe Cates was eating a bowl of ice cream topless on the couch. Some melted vanilla dripped from the spoon onto her breast; she giggled and scooped it upon her fingertip and brought it back to her mouth. Hasn't she heard of napkins? It's a new couch.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 46. Phoebe Cates dripped salad dressing onto the carpet, topless. Always topless. Does she not realize I had to pay a cleaning deposit on the apartment?

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 47. Phoebe Cates invited some of her Hollwood girl friends over for a topless slumber party. It went on all night, gigggle giggle giggle, topless topless topless. Does she not realize I have to get up early to go to work so that I can pay rent?

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 48. Phoebe Cates got scared from a nightmare again and insisted on crawling into my bed, topless. It is like my need of sleep doesn't even matter to her.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 48. Phoebe Cates was all wet and soapy in the shower when she asked me to bring her a towel. She should plan things better before getting into the shower. Does she think I always have the time to soap up her back?

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 49. Phoebe Cates still won't leave the apartment except to buy groceries or shop for teeny lingerie. Then: it's back in the apartment and off with the top. Always always always off with the top: she says fabric irritates her nipples. Life is full of challenges.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 50. I speak with my lawyer about my Phoebe Cates situation. She insists on staying in my apartment, topless. My lawyer says I need to take pictures for him for evidence. He says he needs lots of evidence.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 51. Phoebe Cates is crying, topless: my lawyer called. As she sobs her naked breasts bob and jiggle, bob and jiggle, jiggle and bob. It is hard for a man to watch a woman cry.

Anonymous said...

1985. Day 52. My lawyer tells me there isn't anything he can currently do about my situation: I am just going to have to get used to Phoebe Cates always in my apartment, topless. The Law is screwy.

CatherineM said...

My landlady will never want me to leave. She did whatever she could to get me (new bathroom, private laundry room, new tile kitchen floor, refinished the wood floors and painted in my color schemes), because I was known/vetted as an excellent tenant in the neighborhood. She wanted me badly. She knew of situations like this.

I had to move previously because a mafia wanna be tried to make living there so bad (see Sopranos episode Whitecaps) he could take over the building. The same landlord, different apartment, a girl moved out and left her psycho boyfriend in there. It was so bad the kids next door had to come through my apartment and through a window to theirs if he was out front/in the hall. In both cases, NYC said too bad. They can squat as long as they want. They can spray paint threatening messages on the side of the building and it will still takes months to evict.

Rocco said...

CatherineM said:
"My landlady will never want me to leave. She did whatever she could to [keep] me... She knew of situations like this [in the article]."

As a part-time landlord, I am nodding my head in agreement. 90% percent of my tenants are/have been good. The other 10% are the ones where 90% of the effort gets spent.

To your specific situation, I once briefly owned a building where there was an elderly lady on a fixed income whose rent hadn't changed in who knows how long. But she was happy living in the same place she had lived for the past quarter century, and kept a good house. No way was I going to let her go and rent to noisy college kids who would leave alcohol stains in the carpet (and other issues), even if I could get 4x what she was paying.

glenn said...

As a long time homeowner/ non landlord I say hahahahaha.

richard mcenroe said...

There are cops in NYC who used to/do make a very good off-the-books living rousting people like this out of rental properties.

CatherineM said...

Rocco - I was in that apartment for 15 years before the Sopranos and the weirdo next door showed up (the one the children next door were afraid of). Before me in that apartment was a drunk that got into violent fights with his adult sons (baseball bats!) and left cigarette burns everywhere. Both he and my current landlord could get more, but it's not worth it compared to known stable, clean and reliable.

Leora said...

I was once in landlord tenant court in Nassau County Long Island NY for a commercial eviction. A young lawyer from a non-profit was walking the aisles telling people she would represent them if they needed help. An elderly woman on a fixed income who had rented her home while she was in Florida asked for help in evicting a tenant who had not paid in six months so she could move back in. She said the tenant was trashing the place. The young lawyer had no help for her. She only represented tenants. I understand California is even worse than NY.

Anonymous said...

Time for all landlords in Cali to rent "Pacific Heights" and watch it.

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