Airbnb Imposes More Restrictions on House Parties to Further Prevent Rental Complaints in Rutherford County Neighborhoods

Oct 19, 2022 at 02:07 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.) Rutherford County appears to be a thriving Airbnb market for those who follow Civil War history and for tourists wanting to visit Nashville. In fact, there are over 1,000 family-friendly homes available in Murfreesboro and Smyrna alone. If someone is wanting to take-in a little country scenery, tourists have a minimum of 15-home rental choices in Eagleville, 5 in the Lascassas area and 2 or more in Triune! 

Unfortunately, not everyone who rents a home has tourism or family on their mind. Every October, thousands of people rent homes on sites like Airbnb to host Halloween parties, which can lead to problems within residential areas. Not to mention, large parties routinely cause extensive damage to homes.


Specifically in Tennessee, over 1,900 people were deterred from renting a home through Airbnb last Halloween, because of their anti-party defenses. Even fewer will be

As new neighborhoods are built, some developers have attempted to limit a homeowner’s ability to rent-out their home through HOA rules (Homeowners Association). Murfreesboro City Councilman Shawn Wright told WGNS in a conversation earlier this year… Of course, that does not totally eliminate the ability to rent-out a home, but it does eliminate someone buying a house for the sole purpose of turning it into a weekly rental unit.

At the same time, companies like Airbnb are trying new things to prevent problems from happening, thus lowering complaints filed by neighbors. In an attempt to end disruptive parties at homes that are rented through the Airbnb website, the company has announced a new measure to support Hosts in Tennessee to get ahead of any community nuisances.

In collaboration with property tech company Minut, Airbnb is offering Hosts a free Minut noise sensor and three months of subscription to Minut’s noise and occupancy monitoring service. As part of this collaboration, Minut noise alerts have been integrated with Airbnb’s messaging tool, with the aim of helping Hosts and guests resolve potential noise concerns between them faster and more seamlessly via on-platform messaging. Minut’s noise sensor technology is privacy-safe as it only monitors decibel levels and doesn’t record sound or conversation.

This collaboration is the latest in a series of measures to promote responsible behavior and enforce Airbnb’s anti-party stance. The announcement from Airbnb was made last week to prevent unauthorized parties over Halloween. The company is also prohibiting guests without a history of positive reviews from making one-night reservations in entire home listings.

Since Airbnb introduced their 2020 “Party Ban,” the company has seen a 68 percent year-over-year reduction in party reports filed in the Volunteer State. 

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