Palm Springs Airbnb Squatters Have History of Squatting & Lawsuits


The brothers alleged to be squatting in an Airbnb Palm Springs condo, have a history of squatting and suing their landlord. SF Gate reports, Maksym and Denys Pashanin had to be evicted from a San Francisco rental in 2009:

In 2008-09, they lived in a $32.14 a day single-room-occupancy building in the Tenderloin, described in a TripAdvisor review as “a filthy pit, riddled with bedbugs, cigarette ashes, hookers and drug dealers.” The complaint says the brothers moved in on June 14, 2008 and stopped paying rent on Dec. 20, 2008. It took until April 2, 2009 — slightly over three months of nonpayment — to evict then. That may not be encouraging news for Cory Tschogl, the owner of the Palm Springs unit.

Just a few years later, there was another incident where Pashanin brought a court case against a landlord:

Maksym Pashanin had another legal run-in with a landlord in 2012. This time, he initiated it, suing in small claims court for $10,000 because construction noise in the backyard had created a nuisance, his handwritten case said. That case was dismissed with prejudice in Feb. 2013 with an agreement that Pashanin’s January 2013 rent would be covered by his security deposit.

The lawsuit can be seen here.

In the last week, the brothers have been banned from using Airbnb and suspended from Kickstarter, where they had raised near $40,000 for unfinished, shitty looking games.

Probably best to treat these two like vampires, and never invite them into your house.

(image via Kickstarter)