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Airbnb apartment owners trying to put rules in place after death

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 8:54am
(Photo / Getty)
(Photo / Getty)

Airbnb apartment owners trying to put rules in place after death

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 8:54am

There are limitations on stopping out of control parties at Airbnb properties.

Zion Purukamu died after a party at an Airbnb property in Christchurch on Friday.

The manager claims if she'd known the guests were local, she would have at least questioned their stay.

Airbnb states parties aren't to be held at accommodation offered through their site.

Director of Pidgeon Judd law Joanna Pidgeon told Mike Hosking people in apartment buildings are also trying to put rules in place.

“...to stop parties from happening and behaviour that they're unhappy about, but the Tenancy Tribunal at the moment is intrepreting the Act to prevent people from actually putting those rules in place.”

Pidgeon says there's a lack of verification of identity on Airbnb, but the platform could require people to disclose those details as part of their booking.

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