When tragic accidents occur at Airbnb rentals, who is to blame?

In November of 2013, Zak Stone’s Dad sat on an innocent looking swing in the backyard of their Airbnb rental home. The family has gathered at this house for a family Thanksgiving. Seconds later, one of the trees to which the swing was attached snapped, hitting Mr....

If an Airbnb guest is injured on your property, will you get sued? | Airbnb Liability Insurance

What happens if an Airbnb guest gets injured on your property? Accidents happen and, if you’re not adequately protected, the outcome can be financially catastrophic. Consider the tragic case of a man who died after a backyard swing collapsed and fell on his head...

If Airbnb guests trash your house, will your home insurance cover the damage?

It’s every Airbnb host’s worst nightmare. They return home to find out that their guests have caused serious damage to their beloved home. Sometimes it’s accidental damage and other times more malicious such as the numerous cases of groups renting houses on Airbnb as...

Airbnb’s Host Guarantee – Peace of Mind or False Promise?

Back in 2011, following a spate of high-profile incidents that resulted in damage to hosts’ property, Airbnb introduced their Host Guarantee. The original guarantee provided up to $50,000 compensation for damage caused by unruly guests. Reporters love the opportunity...

London, Ontario High School Party Reminds Homeowners of Short-term Rental Risks

Charges were filed against seven teenagers accused of damaging a property they rented through a short-term rental site in London, ON. The property owners were duped into thinking they had rented to a couple who were visiting for the weekend. Instead, the property was...

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How to Set-up Your Home for Success on Airbnb

Preparing Your Property This section is for new hosts, people who have not yet prepared their homes for short-term renting. Using this section, you will be able to properly prepare your home and set it up for the photos you (or your hired photographer) will be taking...

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