The owner-Developer, Michael Harold spent more than two months repairing his home in West London after the party, he said Airbnb took it off their site, costing him considerable earnings.
The 67-year-old has filed papers at London’s High Court in which his lawyers accuse the website of offering to pay him just £102,586,
And the writ claims that Airbnb also cancelled bookings and took his property off the site without notice in August 2018, following the party that wrecked it in April 2017. Mr Harold currently rents out the mansion at £5,500 a night. Airbnb also allegedly delisted another of his properties, costing him and business partner Patricia Artega, 37, about £9,490 a night. The company has not yet filed a defence against the allegations put forward by Mr Harold.
It comes after 200 revellers descended on an Airbnb in Manchester and trashed the property. They had gate-crashed an 18th birthday party when they took it upon themselves to wreck the venue.
And in January Elizabeth Stirling came back to her £2.5million apartment in London trashed. She thought she’d rented it out for a ‘baby’ shower, but found that drug-fuelled party-goers had ruined it. Airbnb told her that it was only prepared to cover damages up to £780,000.