This disgusting Airbnb nearly landed the host in prison
Getting an Airbnb is supposed to be a quirky and cute way to stay in a city without booking a bland, faceless hotel.
It's becoming more and more apparent, though, that there are a few things that need to change with the app and the service offered.
Jean Hendy, of Plymouth in Devon, narrowly escaped jail this week, after her Airbnb was described by judges as unsafe and a 'death trap'
Hendry had been living in the lower floor of the property, and advertised the upper floor on the app. She said it was suitable for nine people, and was marketing it on various platforms as well as Airbnb.
However, it came to light that there were no adequate smoke alarms and fire extinguishers hadn't been tested for 15 years.
She was also accused of storing bedding in the stairwell, providing no emergency lighting, and having doors with incorrect locks.
This looks truly grim, and not like somewhere you'd pay to stay. She should have been paying people to stay in that unsafe hell hole.
Hendry was given a six month prison sentence, but it was suspended for 18 months because of her poor health. She was also forced to pay a £5,580 fine, and a £150 victim surcharge.
That is NASTY.