Asked by: Felicisima Gasulla
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

How does Airbnb do background checks?

How does Airbnb conduct background checks? If we have that information, we submit it to one of our approved background check providers, which checks the user's identity against public records of convictions and sex offender registries.

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Beside this, can felons rent Airbnb?

Hosts have the right to ask a prospective guest for a government ID, which Airbnb verifies without showing it to the host. Less serious crimes, as Airbnb defines them, such as felony burglary or felony larceny, result in a ban of 14 years from the date of conviction.

Beside above, do you need good credit for Airbnb? No, they do not. They have no reason to, since you have to pre-pay. You pay Airbnb and they hold the money and pay the host the day after arrival.

Considering this, how do I bypass Airbnb verification?

2 Answers

  1. Use Airbnb without a verified ID. While a lot of hosts require one explicitly, there are still some that don't ask for it.
  2. Use an online service that doesn't verify IDs, such as VRBO or 9flats.
  3. Go the old-fashioned way and use a regular classifieds website, such as Craigslist.

Does HomeAway do background checks?

HomeAway spokesperson Jordan Hoefar told BuzzFeed News that hosts do not undergo background checks, though they "reserve the right to ban any property owner or manager from our sites." In contrast, Airbnb conducts background checks on hosts, including criminal records and sex offender registrations.

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