Airbnb hosts ignoring rules of their own place

Graham

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Feb 4, 2019
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Glendale AZ
I recently came across this story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-airbnb-covert-listings-banned-units-1.5066673

According to the story, there are some hosts who violate the rules of their apartment/condo building by putting their place up for Airbnb guests to stay at. I feel bad because the woman said it was too late to cancel by the time she got the 'weird rules' from the host (lie and say you're visiting family, use the back door, don't have luggage in the lobby etc.) but she should have notified the app right away; probably could have got her rental cancelled penalty-free, and the host struck from the platform.

Unfortunately, it seems like there's no way to stop this from happening altogether. What are your thoughts?