A techie entrepreneur whose Chelsea pad was trashed after he rented it on Airbnb and it was used to host an orgy has launched a website to help landlords crack down on illegal subletters.
Ari Teman, 33, said he was inspired to create SubletSpy.com — which launched Sunday — after his horrific experience through the apartment sharing site.
Two years ago, the Brooklyn native, who rented his studio on Airbnb to make a few extra bucks, came home early to find a line of men at the door of his apartment and his furniture dumped in the back alley, apparently to make room for the evening activities.
He later found online fliers with his address on it advertising a “XXX Freak Fest.”
The lifelong computer geek - who claims his first words were “computer” and “monitor” — said he thought he could devise a 21st century solution to the problem of illegal hotels, which the city has been aggressively trying to combat.
He charges landlords a monthly rate — $1 a unit for a month for those who own 5,000 units or more — to scour apartment sharing websites like Airbnb and Craigslist in search of their properties through a program that he created.
Teman said the software works by finding clues to the addresses the landlords provide through pictures and reviews posted.