Airbnb is trying to stop Halloween parties before they start.
The short-term rental company announced Friday that one-night rentals of entire homes on Oct. 30 or Oct. 31 are blocked in the U.S. and Canada. And that if a one-night rental was previously booked for those dates that it will be canceled and refunded, according to USA Today.
Airbnb also said it will be taking a closer look at two-and three-night rentals over Halloween. A guest may be denied if the rental is too close to their own home (in the same city) or if they have a history of negative reviews.
This is a part of Airbnb’s continuing effort to aid in public health efforts and to crack down on party houses following a shooting at an unauthorized party held at an Airbnb in California last Halloween.
“The great majority of guests are respectful of our hosts’ homes and neighbors, and we understand that this initiative will disrupt many one-night reservations that might not have led to parties,” Airbnb said in a statement, adding, “this action is designed to help protect our hosts and the communities they live in.”
In July, Airbnb banned guests in the U.S. and Canada under the age of 25 from renting an entire home close to where they live if they had fewer than three positive reviews. The policy was then later extended to include the UK, Spain and France, per CBS.
Additionally, Airbnb has globally banned parties worldwide and limited occupancy to 16 people.
Airbnb has also notified guests and hosts that it can take legal action against violators. In August, for the first time, a legal preceding began against a guest who held an unauthorized house party at a rental in Sacramento, California, according to Fox Business.