How It Works
As a landlord or property manager, your first priority is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your tenants. At SubletAlert.com, we monitor Airbnb daily. If we find a tenant illegally subletting one of your properties, we'll quickly notify you by e-mail.
We monitor Airbnb continuously, including nights and weekends and check whether your units are being subleased
If we find one of your units listed on Airbnb, we send you an email alert within 24 hours of the listing going live
On our website, you can manage all the listings we’ve flagged for you. We help you make sure nothing slips through the cracks.
If you cancel the service during the first 30 days, we will give you a full refund. Billing is month-to-month after that and you can cancel at anytime
We are a group of property managers with over 50 years of collective experience in the field. In our professional lives, we get fulfillment from helping create and enabling safe, thriving communities.
We got fed up with some of the "bad apple" tenants abusing Airbnb and subletting against the terms of their lease. It put other tenants at risk, violated our insurance policy, and was a very tedious time suck.
We built SubletAlert.com so that other property managers could benefit from our expertise in this area
YEARS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Our vast experience in the field enables us to operate a best-in-class Airbnb monitoring service
CITIES WE'VE LAUNCHED IN
We're live in the biggest urban centers, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, DC and many others
ILLEGAL SUBLETTERS CAUGHT
Since launching in 2014, we've helped property managers find countless tenants who were illegally subletting, thereby violating the terms of their lease and putting other residents at risk
The subscription cost is per building per month, with the price for each building dependent on the number of units in the building.
Discounts are available for large orders - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting in 2010-2011, New York began addressing the burgeoning short term rental business via amendments to a host of laws: the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 4. a. 8(a)), the Housing Maintenance Code (Section 27-2004. a. 8(a)), the Administrative Code (Section 27-265) and New York City Building Code (Section 310.1.2) which all prohibit short term rentals in Class A multiple dwellings. The aim was to ensure that such dwellings were used “for permanent residence purposes” — generally meaning that it became illegal to rent such a unit for less than thirty days.
The last few years have seen explosive growth in illegal subletting, with the main driver being the increasingly mainstream adoption of short term rental sites like airbnb.com. Airbnb and its ilk, while disrupting the entire hotel industry, are also impacting hosts (people that rent or sublet their home through the rental sites), their guests, other tenants in the building, property managers, and, in some cases, even entire cities – cities where housing crises are made more acute with housing stock taken off the market and converted into unregulated hotels.
The proliferation of tenants’ use of apartments as transient accommodations has not gone unnoticed by New York City’s Department of Buildings (“DOB”). The DOB has been issuing violations to the property owners of buildings where such practice is detected. The violations are steep, running as much as $1,000 per day! Worse yet, the Environmental Control Board (“ECB”) has been sustaining such violations even where the building owner had no knowledge of such use.
Short Term Rental Of Rent Stabilized Apartment On Airbnb Held To Be An Incurable Ground For Eviction
On February 17, 2015, the New York City Housing Court (Hon. Jack Stoller J. H.C.), after trial, held that a rent stabilized tenant’s nightly renting of his apartment to various third parties via Airbnb constituted illegal profiteering and awarded landlord a final judgment of possession and warrant of eviction. Notably, the Court held that tenant’s infraction was incurable and thus landlord was not required to first serve tenant with a notice to cure before commencing the eviction proceeding.