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Squatter takes over woman's house after she rents it out on Airbnb

by A Martínez and Jacob Margolis | Take Two

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There's an Airbnb horror story going on in Palm Springs right now. The popular service lets people easily rent out their homes and apartments, and if you've heard of it, you might've thought about renting out your own place.

But while using Airbnb might seem like easy money, it doesn't protect you against squatters, as one California woman has found out. What was supposed to be a month-long rental has turned into a huge problem ... the tenant just won't leave. And legally, he might not have to.

Carolyn Said is with the San Francisco Chronicle, and she joins A Martinez to discuss.

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