(DNAINFO) Amy Zimmer | December 8, 2015 — Riders on leases, added security cameras, digital locks and other ways landlords are fighting Airbnb.
The ink barely dried on their broker’s fee check when a couple reneged on the deal to take the $3,000-a month one-bedroom plus office apartment in Greenpoint.
The main sticking point for the DJ and freelance chef: a rider on the lease explicitly prohibited them from marketing the unit on Airbnb, explained David Kazemi, a broker with BOND New York, who added the language to the lease.
“The woman [the chef] was very honest about it. I was like, ‘Are you going to Airbnb the apartment?’’’ he said. “She was like, ‘Yes, September through November and then February through April.’ That’s six months on a one-year lease. These people were straight-up going to rent this apartment and make money off of it.”