The plaintiffs in two class actions against Airbnb (Bains v Airbnb Ireland UC et al – Supreme Court of British Columbia Vancouver Registry File No. S-196303; and The Owners, Strata Plan LMS1104 v Airbnb Ireland UC et al – Supreme Court of British Columbia Vancouver Registry File No. S-179918) have received approval from the British Columbia Supreme Court of a C$500,000 settlement to resolve claims in class-action lawsuits alleging their properties were listed, rented or licensed through Airbnb websites without their consent. Airbnb does not admit any wrongdoing or liability.
The settlements are a compromise of disputed claims and are not admissions of liability. The settlements resolve both actions in full.
The British Columbia Court has also approved a protocol for distribution of settlement funds.
The settlement funds (plus interest, less approved honorariums, fees and expenses) are available for distribution to eligible claimants.
Under the terms of the settlement, class members can receive a cash payment.
There are no payment estimates currently available, as these totals will vary depending on the number of claimants who participate in the settlement.
You are a class member in one of the class actions if you are either:
a) a strata corporation or condominium corporation whose common property was used by persons having rented or licensed accommodation through one of Airbnb’s websites, without the strata or condominium corporation’s consent and in breach of applicable bylaws; or
b) a resident of Canada whose real property (situated in Canada) was listed and rented or licensed through one of Airbnb’s websites without your consent.
The deadline for submitting a claim is August 8, 2022.
SUBMIT A CLAIM
To submit a claim, fill out the Claims Form available for download here and send to:
Westpoint Law Group
2200 – 1177 West Hastings Street
Attn: Airbnb Class Actions
Mailed Claims Forms must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than August 8, 2022.