Owners fight Airbnb 'party' apartments with fingerprint scanners

Australian Financial Review  |  Wednesday 22 November 2017

 Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Finger print scanners are being installed by property owners to prevent wild Christmas parties in rented apartments from spilling into swimming pools and other communal areas.

Alarmed owner occupiers claim wild weekend parties are being held in short-term rentals, often rented out by their owners who do not live in the block.