Ashley Stanley has been running an apartment locating business focused on downtown Dallas for 14 years. To rake in some extra dough, the single mother and real estate broker decided to host guests in her apartment at 1900 Elm through Airbnb. Only the apartment building says that by doing so, Stanley has violated the terms of her lease agreement and can be evicted.
Stanley plans to fight the decision, saying that these short stays do not amount to “subleasing” as the landlord says.
“The definition of subleasing does not apply,” Stanley told Channel 5. “Nor am I assigning my rights. I’m not saying, here’s the entire apartment, you finish out the rest of the lease term.”
But it’s just another nail in the coffin for renters and condo owners who want to open doors to cash-strapped travelers as more apartment buildings and HOAs crack down on Airbnb rentals over safety concerns.
To avoid risking eviction or running afoul of your landlord, NBC DFW report Deanna Dewberry suggests you:
- Read your lease carefully,
- Contact your landlord before you list,
- And get approval in writing.
Have you run into trouble with your landlord for listing your apartment or rental on Airbnb?