My life as an Airbnb Host What I've learned from hosting and how I make money using Airbnb

ArchiveMay 2015

I will never have Airbnb Superhost status

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From the start of the year my star ratings have gradually gotten worse. In January I had 79% 5 star reviews, just shy of the 80% required for Superhost status. Since then my five star reviews have dropped to 66%. For a while I was very unsure why the ratings had dropped so much. Almost all my guests had written in their reviews that they were very happy with their stay. The only negative review I recall said the “bathroom was too cold” which was true because my wife had left a window open in the room across the hallway and we didn’t notice for two days (whoops!). Room For Improvement Recently...

Does your mortgage provider allow you to take Airbnb guests?

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My mortgage provider is not happy with me having using Airbnb to take in paying guests. They sent me a letter saying that they have be tipped off I have tenants and I am in breach of contract. I rang my bank and asked for them to send me a copy of the terms and conditions  of my mortgage. I read each point cover to cover with interest and could not find any mention of lodgers, paying guests, or any mention at all of who can or can not live in the house. What type of mortgage do you have? In the UK if your buying a property to live in this is treated differently compared to buying to invest...

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