FORMER A1 star Ben Adams has slammed Airbnb after he was offered just £96 compensation – after guests wrecked a £1,000 table.
The 90s popstar posted footage of the trashed table online showing shards of glass littering his wooden decking.
Ben, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2009, wrote on Twitter: “Word of warning to anyone who hosts on Airbnb – you aren’t as protected and safe as you might think.”
He accompanied the post with the video showing him walking around the shattered table in London and inspecting damage to his garden furniture.
The 37-year-old, who has written and produced songs for other artists including Robin Thicke, JLS and Alexandra Burke, added: “Guests did this to a garden table, the leg is snapped too and they only offered £96 to replace a set worth over £1000. So be warned.”
Airbnb have since confirmed they reimbursed Ben for the cost of the table.
The singer was immediately flooded with support from social media users who have also had their homes trashed.
@robertsgazz said: “They paid me £500 for new locks and a carpet to be cleaned.”
@Carrie77509895 wrote: “So sorry that happened to you Ben there are some scum that walk the earth to want to do something like that. It makes me so, so angry. Sending hugs and hope it’s sorted soon.”
Airbnb – how to protect your property
Airbnb offer host protection insurance which they claim protects the host’s property from damage to their home, unit, rooms and possessions.
The maximum they are willing to compensate $1 milllion (£835,070) in the event of third-party claims of bodily injury or property damage.
This does not include property damage due to pollution or mould, loss of earnings or damage or injury from something done intentionally.
Host protection insurance doesn’t take the place of homeowners insurance, renters insurance, or adequate liability coverage.
But hosts can make sure they are insured ahead of time – and that their policy covers theft, accidents and deliberate and malicious damage by guests.
While @KerstyH added: “That’s disgusting, why would anyone do that in someone else’s house and you should definitely have more protection over things like this.”
Airbnb offer host protection insurance, which they claim protects the host’s property from damage to their home, unit, rooms and possessions.
Last year, The Sun told how a £1.3million Kensington flat was trashed when hundreds of people crammed in for a wild party.
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The devastated owner found a TV thrown behind a bed, crockery smashed in the street and the floors filthy.
And, in January, kids’ author K Elizabeth Sterling found her £2.5million flat wrecked by drug-fuelled ravers after renting it out for a “baby shower” on Airbnb.
Airbnb told The Sun Online: “Our original handling of this case didn’t meet the high standards we set ourselves and following a review of the case, we have reimbursed the host for the table under our Host Guarantee.
“With over two million guests staying on Airbnb every single night, incidents like this are rare.”