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jomifl | 10:15 Fri 26th Feb 2016 | Travel
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Does airbnb do anything other than provide a platform for bookings and payments? Does it for example ensure safety of accommodation ie. comformation with electrical, fire safety and hygiene regulations that apply to commercial premises?

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Very risky using Airbnb, search on "airbnb room trashed" for many hits

Here is one

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3384066/Airbnb-tenant-throws-New-Year-s-party-trashes-home.html
My friend travels the world and often stays in AirBnBs. She has had no problems and loved the experiences.

No, AirB&B does not check that properties conform to regs

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In some countries it is illegal to do deal with unlicenced traders (which is what some airbnb providers are).
You have to confirm to AirB&B that your property complies with local laws, but they don't check
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Thanks hc, I suspected that it might be thus.
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