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Q.AirBnB owner threatens to file police complaint - can that hurt FRRO?

Q. AirBnB owner threatens to file police complaint - can that hurt FRRO?

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Anonymous

posted 5 months ago

I am in India with my family on an employment visa and our FRRO is on Tuesday.

We have a dispute with a former AirBnB host whose place we left because the sanitary conditions were dangerous to our kids' health and the place was also otherwise not as advertised.

Beforehand, we had said via whatsapp chat that we would stay longer and pay 2500 Rs/night for every extra night. But since the conditions were so bad, we had to leave the place to stay elsewhere for a couple of days. I told him that we would have to take off from the rent if things did not improve, to which he did not respond.

We then returned two days later, stayed one more night, but since things had not improved, we picked up the baggage and left. We had paid the AirBnB in full, left half of the rent for the three days after, because we did not and could not actually stay there, informed him about where to find the money and how to allot it (some of what we left was dedicated to the cleaning lady who came twice) and left for a better place.

The former host is now angry that we left and that we did not pay the full sum. He is also threatening to file a police complaint, stating that this could complicate our visa immigration formalities.

Is this to be taken seriously? Is this blackmail? Can we file a counter complaint for unsanitary conditions? What would you advise we do?
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A. Dear was there any agreement related to that. Refer the same. For details, pl. contact some advocate through vidhikarya.com

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Rajender Prasad

Experience: 5 Year(s)

Responded 2 months ago

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A. This problem may not be a problem in terms of Immigration approval however, this may create threat later on. So best advice to you is to take some precaution side by side.

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Salonie Jain

Experience: 3 Year(s)

Responded 5 months ago

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A. Come on paid consultation. There are several complaints by customers around the world against AirBnB.

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ROBERT D ROZARIO

Experience: 15 Year(s)

Responded 5 months ago

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A. Kindly contact or visit to vidhikarya lawyer office for proper legal advise and procedure

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Deepak Bade

Experience: 9 Year(s)

Responded 5 months ago

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A. You are involved ina serious and complicated issue,before vacating you should settle all the issue and obtain aknowledgement from the host/landlord/owner. because the host can take action as per the law & local police can complicated you issue, you have to settle the issue with the host,if need take professional help & assistance of a local lawyer in your jurisdiction to protect your interest on all aspects of the issue quickly.

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Ambrose Leo

Experience: 9 Year(s)

Responded 5 months ago

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