AirBNB announced that it will be prohibiting one-night rentals over Halloween weekend to crack down on party houses.
The news comes one year after a deadly shooting at an Airbnb in Orinda, California. The shooting happened at an “unauthorized” Halloween party hosted at an AirBNB rental.
Airbnb said that the company would also be looking closely at two and three night rentals of people who are trying to rent an entire home near their home. According to AirBNB, the San Fransisco based rental app will also be judging renters past reviews in the approval process during Halloween weekend.
AirBNB is also threatening legal action against hosts and renters who violate the company’s rules against parties. In August, AirBNB for the first time took legal actions against a guest who held an unauthorized house party in Sacramento, CA.
AirBNB is eyeing a public offering.