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The Lesson of the Airbnb Squatter: We're All Landlords Now

Airbnb is all about treating strangers like house guests. But when one such house guest overstayed his welcome at a lovely looking Airbnb rental in Palm Springs, Calif., he decided to describe himself in another way: as a tenant. He is not paying and he’s refusing to leave, according to Business Insider’s account of the situation.

Cory Tschogl, the Airbnb host who rented out the condo, told Business Insider that she was surprised to learn that, legally, she has gone from being an Airbnb host to a normal old landlord. She says she hired a lawyer to try to get the reluctant guest to move along but was told that because he had already stayed in the place for 30 days, his term had aged into all sort of tenant protections granted under California law.