What are my legal options if I got a called 1 day before I was scheduled to arrive at a vacation home that I rented and was told that the owners of the property decided not to rent so the place was not available?

Is the real estate company breach there contract with us?

Asked on July 13, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The owners cannot simply decide to not rent once they have agreed to do so: failing to rent to you is a breach of contract. If you contracted directly with the homeowners, you could sue them for the difference in rental cost, since you are required to pay that due to their breach, as well as for any other costs you thereby incurred; if you contracted with the real estate company, you sue them (and they could then in turn sue the homeowners for reimbursment of what they pay out).

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