July 21, 2017

Condo owner shocked her unit was being sublet on Airbnb

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Toronto woman wonders if bed bugs discovered in the loft were brought there by a short-term tenant. Zeyadh Moosa, 26, had been renting out a condo unit owned by Zenobia Omarali for up to $200 a night. Omarali said she didn’t know. Even in Toronto’s tight rental market, Zenobia Omarali agreed to lower the rent for her tenant — the son of a former employee — when he moved into her spacious downtown loft two years ago.

And this past winter, when the tenant, Zeyadh Moosa, asked her to pay a pest control service to get rid of bed bugs — and replace his mattress — Omarali agreed.

She said Moosa told her the bedbugs “came through the walls, and it’s my fault.”

So she was shocked when she found out that Moosa, 26, had been subletting the unit on Airbnb for up to $200 a night.

Moosa is currently  […]

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