I understand. The main issue, however, is that Airbnb is governed by the terms and conditions of the site. These are not "rentals" in the traditional sense, in that you're not covered by state lease
law (unless you've already stayed more than 30 days). Anything less is a short term (transient) rental and is governed more like hotel law (in which the owner may remove you at any time for pretty much any reason). And the Airbnb terms are just as strict. That is, IF the terms and conditions of Airbnb gave you more rights, then you could sue under contract
. But as it stands, they allow hosts to set their own cancellation policies, and the host can cancel at any time (unless the host chooses a more restrictive policy). In short, it's unlikely that you would have any case unless you could prove by their express or implied words that they were giving you a right to the property for a specific period of time and disclaiming their right to remove you. The only other way that you'd potentially have a case would be if you had already stayed for at least 30 days. As they had the right to do this (even though it DID cause you economic damages) you wouldn't have a case. You'd only have a case if they didn't. So while you could sue (anyone can sue anyone for anything, at any time), you wouldn't win if they chose to fight it (rather than settle or not show up to court at all). I agree that they should change their terms of service, as this is completely unethical and immoral. But unfortunately it's not illegal, and therefore it's not actionable in a lawsuit. I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the law. I hope that clears things up anyway. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (good or better). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!