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Airbnb's latest crisis: Homes used as brothels

Caitlin McGarry | April 16, 2014
Airbnb is becoming more like a hotel chain every day, and like a hotel chain, has to deal with serious issues. Lately, those issues have included prostitution.

Even if Airbnb succeeds in changing the law, many hosts are also violating their leases by subletting without permission from their landlords. Krueger said Airbnb doesn't do enough to warn hosts that renting their apartments could get them evicted. Airbnb recently updated its terms of service with a warning to hosts that they should check their leases before marketing their apartments on the site.


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