Changing social mores, the internet, social media and skyrocketing rental rates have probably all contributed to the growth of people renting out their homes and apartments to tourists. While Landlords might understand the impetus for such activity, most would prefer not to have tenants renting their units to strangers on a short term basis. They obtain no financial benefit from the activity and yet remain responsible if there are any adverse consequences from a vacation rental. These could include: security risks (no one has done a background check on such visitors, visitors will have keys to all doors, there is no check on having all keys returned); behavior issues; and unintended consequences such as bedbugs or other critters brought in by the travelers