Short-term Rentals from Airbnb to VRBO

PROedge Seminar

Comfort Hotel & Conference Center, 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC, V8T 5C7 [Map]
Date and Time: January 20, 2017 1:00pm - 3:45pm

The sharing economy is continually stretching the way we live our lives, and the short term rental industry is no exception. Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO are just a few of the hosting services available today. Join our legal experts as they discuss some of the current legal issues and concerns all insurance professionals must be aware of.


  • Identify coverages and exclusions in a homeowners policy for short term rentals
  • Discuss property and liability coverages provided by hosting services
  • Explain the relationship between a homeowners policy and the hosting services coverages
  • Examine strategies that the insurance industry can implement to deal with these risk exposures


Satinder Sidhu,
, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Satinder represents clients in a variety of insurance related matters including liability defence, property subrogation and coverage advice. She specializes in construction-related claims, fire loss, environmental contamination and traumatic injury claims. Satinder appears as counsel in all levels of court and has extensive experience representing clients in mediation. She regularly writes and speaks on insurance and construction related topics and is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association Construction and Insurance Sub-Sections and Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.

Raman Johal, , Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Raman specializes in liability, property and coverage related issues under commercial liability, motor vehicle and home owners policies. She is the past Chair of the CBA BC Insurance Group Subsection, a member of the Insurance Bureau of Canada's P&C Decision Panel, and contributes to Clark Wilson's Insurable Interest newsletter. She is fluent in French and Punjabi and has attended in all levels of BC Courts and actively participates in mediations.

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 Technical

Seminar Fees (incl GST):
$125 CIP (Graduate) Members
$150 IIBC Current Members
$230 Non-Members (includes Membership expiring May 31, 2017
The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service and light snack.

Registration Deadline:
Friday, January 13 2017

If you have any questions please contact Donna Salahor at 250.216.9393

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.

* For manual registration please download and complete our MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM [PDF] and return it via email to Donna Salahor

Non-members: IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2017) will be added to the shopping cart at Check Out.