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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 21st Sep 16, 9:16 AM
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    Airbnb - Channel 4 documentary...
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:16 AM
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    Airbnb - Channel 4 documentary... 21st Sep 16 at 9:16 AM
    ...Tonight [Wed 21 Sep] @ 2200.

    I think it's concentrating on UK listings, but might be worth a peek.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
    Always have a back up against very last minute cancellations, it's happened to me today. Before booking check google maps for possible reviews.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/apr/30/airbnb-cancelled-booking-hour-before-arrived
    Last edited by richardw; 14-10-2016 at 12:22 PM.
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
    I was travelling home when this was shown.....I would have watched it otherwise.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Autumnella
    • By Autumnella 16th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
    People must be mad to let strangers stay in the homes they live in.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th Oct 16, 8:51 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:51 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:51 PM
    The hosts often don't live there.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
    People must be mad to let strangers stay in the homes they live in.
    Originally posted by Autumnella
    Not something I could do, would need alot of trust in them to not trash the place.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 17th Oct 16, 9:53 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:53 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:53 AM
    The policy is that each party leaves feedback after the stay. If there's any damage the feedback by the landlord/lady will prompt Airbnb to compensate and/or ban them. The percentage of bad reviews regarding damage is very small in relation to positive ones. I've rented a few times and am going to again when I return to the UK in Dec. It's a way for people with rent-to-buy properties to pay off their mortgage or earn money.
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