Today, we are announcing a new Social Events Policy. The policy highlights pre-existing rules and introduces new restrictions for hosting social events and gatherings.
In recent months, we have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has modified local regulations and public-health orders due to social distance recommendations. The new restrictions, as well as the closure of bars, clubs, and event spaces, have caused an increase in the number of illegal or unauthorized parties. This not only represents a risk and a nuisance for neighborhoods, but also a health concern for our communities.
While most hosts and guests comply with local laws and guidelines, we need to do more to maintain a safe marketplace. Formalizing this new policy will help to ensure the wellbeing of our community.
Notable policy requirements:
- Gatherings at residential spaces must start before 9pm and end no later than 12am.
- Public events (alcohol or tickets are sold, advertised on social media, open attendance, etc.) are prohibited at residential spaces.
- Guests and Hosts must comply with local orders pertaining to COVID-19. These include, but are not limited to social distancing requirements, limitations on public gatherings, wearing of masks, and the posting of signs for invitees.
Peerspace routinely scans the marketplace to flag suspicious or risky bookings. Our Trust & Safety team will cancel bookings, and may suspend accounts, that violate the Social Events Policy. Hosts should continue to enforce their own rules and maintain compliance with local laws and regulations.
In the coming weeks, we will release an update that will block guests from submitting inquiries and requests that violate the Social Events Policy. In the meantime, we ask hosts to review all inquiries and decline unauthorized events (this will not adversely affect your ranking as a host).
You can review the full Social Events Policy here.
Thank you to our growing community of hosts. We appreciate you always putting safety first.
-The Peerspace Team