There are continuous cases of illegally operating ordinary apartments as accommodation facilities.

It's readily available through a shared accommodation app, and real-life apartment dwellers are suffering.

Reporter Jo Jae-geun covered the scene.

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a beach in Goseong, Gangwon-do, an illegally operated apartment was booked and entered by the enforcement team through a shared accommodation app.

There are no clothes in the closet and the refrigerator is empty.

[Gangwon Provincial Government Enforcement Team: No food?

The whole refrigerator is empty anyway to welcome guests.]

There are notices on the wall that tell you how to use a TV, tableware, and how to leave the room.

It is a lodging business for 240,000 won per night.

In another apartment nearby, there are more than 10 households suspected of illegal lodging, and vehicles with different numbers come and go on holidays and weekends.

[Apartment management office official: Usually, when it comes to family, there is always the same number.

Families who come regularly.

But that's not it, it's all different.

All numbers...


Customers often drink and chat until late at night, so complaints are constant at the management office.

[Apartment management office official: Drinking all night and talking without sleeping.

Several people are stomping around.

So you can't sleep downstairs.

Because they are the concept of coming to play.]

Neighbors also complain of suffering.

[Apartment resident: It's not your house, so smoke in front of the kids and throw away cigarette butts.

I have to put food in the food container, but I just throw it in the recycling bin.]

It is estimated that there are 2,000 apartments or officetels operating illegally through accommodation apps in Gangwon-do alone, but most of them are fined even if they are cracked down.

[Jang Hoon-cheol / Gangwon-do Civil Rights Law Team Leader: (Illegal non-reported accommodation business) is a violation of the Public Health Management Act.

Imprisonment for not more than two years or a fine not exceeding 20 million won.

(If the fine is confirmed), a criminal record will be kept.]

Since illegal accommodations do not have liability insurance, they cannot receive compensation even in the event of an accident such as fire or theft.

(Video coverage: Heo Chun)