Los Angeles condominium residents are suing Airbnb for booking their condo too late, arguing that the platform should not be allowed to collect the full amount of the booking fees.
The suit, filed on Friday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Airbnb of overbooked condo properties and the listing site of collecting over $500,000 in Airbnb fees in a bid to boost its sales.
Airbnb’s lawsuit alleges that the company violated the law by overbook.
“Airbnb has overbook for the first two weeks of the listing,” the suit says.
“This violates California law and violates its obligation to pay listing fees.”
The lawsuit also accuses Airbnb and its partner, a New York-based company called Avis, of violating California’s Residential Tenancies Act.
The company is also accused of charging a higher rate than a similar listing in other cities, according to the suit.
Airport Condos and Vacations are among the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., and the lawsuit alleges many condominium buyers choose to book their properties before their flights, rather than booking the condos and hotels before they arrive.
Airbnbs founder and CEO Brian Chesky has said the platform is not allowed to make overbookings, and is trying to make sure that the listing process is fair.
Airbus and Airbnb have not responded to requests for comment.