CLEVELAND — With New Year's Eve approaching, Airbnb has announced new restrictions for those trying to rent properties in Cleveland on Dec. 31.
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The latest restrictions follow a November announcement from the property renting app that it was implementing new guidelines to crackdown on unwanted New Year's Eve parties. Those guidelines include:
- Guests who do not have a history of positive reviews from Airbnb hosts will not be able to make one-night reservations on entire home listings.
- For two-night reservations, Airbnb there will be more restrictions that may pose a heightened risk for disruptive parties. "We will leverage and amplify our technology that restricts certain local and last-minute bookings by guests without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb," officials said in a press release.
With the new restrictions having gone into effect on Nov. 2, Airbnb says that it has received positive feedback from its hosting community. As a result, the company says that it will be expanding its restrictions for two-night reservations to also apply to three-night reservations.
As a result, those attempting to make three-night reservations without a history of positive reviews may not be able to make last-minute bookings. The guidelines do not apply to users who do have a history of positive reviews on the app.
"We greatly value our partnership with our Hosts and their feedback to help us elevate our defenses against unauthorized and disruptive parties," Airbnb said in a release. "We believe this will bolster our efforts to support the Cleveland community over New Year’s Eve weekend."