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UVic Offers New Course On Becoming An Airbnb Host

UVic Offers New Course On Becoming An Airbnb Host

As if a course on Beyonce wasn’t already cool enough, the University of Victoria is continuing to add to its variety of education with the addition of Vacation Rentals; a course specifically designed for Airbnb hosts.

By now, most people have either heard of Airbnb or have used the service as it has rapidly become a hot commodity in British Columbia.

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Despite some municipalities cracking down and trying to regulate the service, including Vancouver and Tofino, the potential revenue has caught the interest of thousands of landlords across the province.

Not one to shy away and take advantage of trends, UVic will host a four and a half hour course on becoming an Airbnb host on Saturday, November 13.

The course plans to educate both sides of being an Airbnb host and guest, and what it entails for both parties including rental agreements and risks.

Below is the course description from UVic’s website:

Explore earning additional income by learning the “ins and outs” of becoming a host. Learn about vacation rental models, identify the associated risks to determine if hosting is right for you, and gain an understanding of the legal and liability issues. Develop a task list and resources to set up your home and to support you throughout your time as host.

Airbnb has become a go-to service for many who don’t mind renting out their home, including this listing in Vancouver which is listed for $1501 per night.

Registration for the course opens this July.

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