Death in Airbnb Rental Raises Liability Questions

The New York Times ran an article on Saturday 14 November 2015 entitled in the print edition as Liability Questions after Death in Airbnb rental (Article).The decedent died when a rope swing pulled down the tree from which it depended and fell on top of him.

The article reminds those using the services of Airbnb and HomeAway to make sure that there is insurance in place. The article warns that in the normal homeowner's insurance policy there are exclusions for commercial activity

Caveat Emptor.