Airbnb announces crackdown on Nashville house parties, suspends or removes 100+ listings

Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 18, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One hundred noncompliant Airbnb listings in Nashville are now shut down.

The company announced Wednesday that more than 100 listings in the city have either received complaints or violated policies and are currently suspended or have been removed from the Airbnb platform.

“The vast majority of hosts in Nashville contribute positively to their neighborhoods and economy, and they also take important steps to help prevent unauthorized parties - like establishing clear house rules, quiet hours, and communicating in advance with their guests. Our actions today address the small minority of hosts who have previously received warnings about hosting responsibly or have otherwise violated our policies,” the company said in a release on Wednesday.

According to Airbnb, hosts were contacted last week via email.

Issues raised by residents in Nashville led directly to many of the listing suspensions. Airbnb has a Neighborhood Support Hotline where neighbors can call anytime and reach a trained agent to share concerns about a property.

Back in August, the company announced a global ban on parties and events at its listings in an effort to help social distancing efforts during the pandemic.