The owners of two California condominiums on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of the city were given $15 in cash from Airbnb in exchange for agreeing to vacate the units.
The condo owners said they were unable to afford the new rent due to the recent downturn in the housing market.
Airbnb has been criticized for making some properties available for rent for as little as $15 per night.
[Editor’s note: The condos in question were purchased by a group called the The condo homeowners in question.
The group did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News.
The owners of the two condos said they wanted to rent the units out to guests to make extra money, but the rental market has been tough in the city.
The units were reportedly on the market for more than a month.
A representative for Airbnb told ABC News the company was unaware of the transactions.
The city said the condo owners were offered $15 a night but they declined.
Airbnb said it is working with the condo buyers and the city to address issues around rental housing and eviction notices.
Airbnb said it takes all complaints seriously and has taken steps to protect tenants.