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Air BNB Problem

How To Deal With An Illegal Flop House Or So Called Air BNB

Poll ended at Aug 25th, 2017, 8:46 pm

Try to ignore the problem and let them do what ever they want at my expense
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No votes
Create noise and mayhem with assorted household noise making machines as payback from 7am to 10pm
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14%
Call bylaw and go by the book
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86%
 
Total votes : 7

Air BNB Problem

Postby reidabix » Jul 8th, 2017, 7:27 am

I live next to a house that the owner has turned into a hotel on Air BNB. It started last year and has progressed into this year. They have an ad on Air BNB that states it is a room in their basement, but they seem to rent out the entire house.
There have been two different renters in this week. The first bunch was a family with three children. There was a pool party for 4 days straight with the kids screaming, loud parents and music blasting. The latest bunch rolled in late last night so very little experience with them yet.
I spoke with the neighbour twice about it, once last year and once last Friday. They do not seem to care they are infringing on my rights as a homeowner and suggested I build a wall to keep the sound out? I am pretty easy going but this is starting to get on my nerves, I can not go out into my own backyard without hearing and living next to a resort that is illegal in a residential neighbourhood.
I was hoping for a few opinions about how to deal with the problem.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby vegas1500 » Jul 8th, 2017, 8:08 am

Call city bylaw. If it is truly illegal they should be able to help. If it's not illegal there's probably not much you can do about the noise. I'm with you though, the noise would drive me crazy!

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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby motokelowna1 » Jul 8th, 2017, 8:52 am

I feel for you. Now there is a noise bylaw so keep calling the bylaw officer and if they persist with noise after 10 pm or before 7 am call the police. I have just done that and all quiet now . Good luck.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby JBX » Jul 8th, 2017, 9:27 am

Funny story, there is a trend going on where porn production places are using air bnb for their "Movies".

Do all the guys above suggested, however if it was me I'd go a step further and return the favor, some nice loud new kids on the block all day long should get the point across lol.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby reidabix » Jul 8th, 2017, 10:30 am

I had thought of that but instead of NKOB I was thinking something more Angelic like Rammstein. :admin:

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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby phasyluck » Jul 8th, 2017, 10:37 am

reidabix wrote:I had thought of that but instead of NKOB I was thinking something more Angelic like Rammstein. :admin:

Pantera is good too!!
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby W105 » Jul 8th, 2017, 10:47 am

nah..do a Tony Soprano...play Dean Martin...


https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... in-Kelowna



City planner Ryan Smith says they are not legal within any single-family residential zones and most multi-family zones.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Jul 8th, 2017, 10:56 am

Gosh, I feel for you, that is really rough. I think eventually we will see cities do something about this because the rental market is so poor. I agree about by-law, and start taping the noise and documenting your issues with an Ipad.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby Bman » Jul 8th, 2017, 11:50 am

Get a bunch of old video cameras. Those big old ones that recorded onto tape. They're worthless but they are large and obvious. Set them all up along the perimeter of your yard that you share with your neighbor.
Point them all to the house and yard.
Make it very obvious.
The more cameras the better.
Don't record anything.
Just store your outdoor cameras on poles in your yard.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby kgcayenne » Jul 8th, 2017, 1:35 pm

Call your local Kingdom Hall, and notify them each time there are new occupants.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby forum » Jul 8th, 2017, 2:05 pm

Open your own cheaper/better AirBNB. Just keep beating their price by a large margin. Steal their clients. You win.

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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby Bman » Jul 8th, 2017, 2:05 pm

forum wrote:Open your own cheaper/better AirBNB. Just keep beating their price by a large margin. Steal their clients. You win.

Awesome response.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby Jlabute » Jul 8th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Had a drug house next door that was bought up and turned in to an airbnb. Since then, there have been loud harleys and loud parties and a large tree branch fallen on to my property. It isn't much better than the drug house... just no dead bodies being wheeled out... yet.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby kgcayenne » Jul 8th, 2017, 2:24 pm

Weren't you going to do that big project? You know the one, that project where you take pieces of wood and turn them into smaller pieces of wood with a chop saw. Of course, you have to do this at 7:00am before it gets too hot. Remember, it's also not at all your fault that your dinnertime is different from theirs leaving the only time to use the compressor and air gun is while they're eating outside. I mean, naturally, you need to fasten all those smaller pieces of wood together from your earlier project.
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Re: Air BNB Problem

Postby lightspeed » Jul 8th, 2017, 2:30 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Weren't you going to do that big project? You know the one, that project where you take pieces of wood and turn them into smaller pieces of wood with a chop saw. Of course, you have to do this at 7:00am before it gets too hot. Remember, it's also not at all your fault that your dinnertime is different from theirs leaving the only time to use the compressor and air gun is while they're eating outside. I mean, naturally, you need to fasten all those smaller pieces of wood together from your earlier project.


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