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Airbnb guest refuses to leave
(ABC News) - An Airbnb host has found out the hard way that the legal protections for tenants in some states means that guests could end up staying in their homes rent free for up to three months.
A guest who made a reservation to stay in Cory Tschogls Palm Springs home for more than a month is now refusing to leave and reportedly told her that he has a legal right to the domicile.
Tschogl told Business Insider that she tried to get the guest, who calls himself Maksym, to leave after the first month of his scheduled 44-day stay, but now he claims to have consulted an attorney who told him that even though he did not pay past the first month, he is legally occupying the home.
A real estate attorney told ABC News that Makysm may make out with a few rent-free months out of the deal.
In this particular case, the man is legally considered a tenant and Tschogl his landlord because they had an agreement that extended past one month.
The landlord-tenant law in California is very specific in terms of the process that a landlord has to take for an eviction, attorney Robert Spitz told ABC News.
There are two notification processes for eviction in California, Spitz explained: A three-day notice of eviction and a 30-day notice, and though Spitz is not personally involved in this case, the timing suggests that Tschogl will have to give a 30-day notice as part of a formal legal filing.