A landlord of a short-term vacation home has launched a potential class action lawsuit against airbnb, accusing the technology company of breaching a contract with the landlord when it offered a full refund to tenants after the outbreak of the outbreak in March. The landlord suing is Anthony farmer, from Texas. On Thursday, farmer filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco’s Northern District of California. < / P > < p > three years ago, farmer became a landlord on airbnb. Because airbnb canceled the booking, farmer claimed the company had to pay him $655, and farmer had stopped renting at airbnb. The lawsuit brought three charges against airbnb: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and violation of California consumer protection law. < p > < p > under the impact of the epidemic, airbnb and the whole tourism industry have just experienced a difficult year. Now, airbnb is preparing to accelerate the pace of listing. Because of the epidemic, airbnb in March formulated a new reasonable unsubscribe policy to replace the refund policy of landlords. Many landlords are dissatisfied with the company’s cancellation of the tenants’ reservation. Landlords also complain that payments are missing, and tenants complain that airbnb has not refunded them for travel affected by the epidemic. < / P > < p > “because of the epidemic, landlords don’t get paid, and tenants don’t get a refund,” said Aaron Blumenthal, farmer’s attorney. “One of the things the lawsuit wants to ask is where the money went.” < / P > < p > this lawsuit is of particular concern because famo has previously tried to take legal action against airbnb through the arbitration court, which is also recommended in airbnb’s terms of service for landlords. Farmer worked with fairshake to submit his case to the arbitration court. Since March, fairshake, the agency that helps consumers Sue companies, has teamed up with a number of airbnb landlords to sue airbnb. < / P > < p > “the landlord and the tenant didn’t get their money back,” said teel lidow, fairshake’s chief executive. “That’s why we got together to initiate arbitration, which eventually evolved into a class action lawsuit.” < / P > < p > after airbnb failed to pay the legal fees required by the arbitration case on time, famer filed a public lawsuit against the company. A new California law allows plaintiffs to transfer their case from the arbitration court to the district court if the company fails to pay within 30 days of receiving the invoice. < / P > < p > before the outbreak, the rent from airbnb was the main source of farmer’s income. Farmer has a strict unsubscribe policy that ensures that he can still get at least part of the deposit when a tenant cancels an order. But airbnb’s new reasonable unsubscribe policy in March replaced farmer’s own rules. Farmer said that although $655 is not a large sum, he needs it to pay for housing loans, utilities, homeowners’ Association fees and other costs of managing short-term rentals. < / P > < p > “during the outbreak, it certainly had a big impact on me,” farmer said. “I was very angry. To tell you the truth, I’m so mad that I don’t believe other people don’t have this experience. ” Blumenthal said they hoped that the case would constitute a class action lawsuit, so that other landlords with similar experiences could join in. Given that airbnb is preparing to go public, the case may attract public attention. < / P > < p > “I believe that if our case is established, the public and potential investors, like landlords, will want to know how much airbnb owes landlords,” Blumenthal said. < p > < p > airbnb launched a new reasonable unsubscribe policy in March to provide full refunds to tenants affected by travel during the outbreak, without having to comply with the refund rules given by landlords. But many tenants report that when they try to ask for a refund, they either can’t get a full refund or they can’t get a refund at all. < / P > < p > later, airbnb announced that it would provide landlords with a $250 million epidemic relief fund to compensate 25% of the income they would otherwise have received under its own refund policy. But most landlords say they don’t get the right compensation, or they don’t get the compensation at all. < / P > < p > in August, more landlords complained that their rent payments on airbnb had “disappeared.”. Airbnb explained that “a small technical problem” led to a lack of rent. After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today