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Airbnb and Vrbo are working together to target banned ‘party houses’

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Vacation rental giants Airbnb and Vrbo are cracking down on properties that frequently host raucous parties, the companies said Friday.

The companies are co-developing a “community integrity program” to identify problem properties — and share the information with each other, they said in a release.

“The information will be available for each company to take the appropriate action,” according to the companies, which said they’ll work through a “trusted third-party intermediary” to identify properties that have been permanently banned from each platform.

It wasn’t immediately clear if a ban on one platform automatically means the same fate on the other. The Post has reached out to the companies.

When Airbnb boots a certain property — such as the Brooklyn rental where an alleged gang member was fatally shot at a party this month, for example — Vrbo, which is owned by Expedia, will be notified of the ban, and vice versa. 

Airbnb, which went public in December and is currently valued at about $89 billion, imposed a ban on all parties at properties listed on its platform in August 2020.SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

The companies encouraged other vacation rental platforms to join the program, arguing that banning problem