What legally can I do to damages for lost vacation time in a cabin that was doubled book?

I rented a cabin for next week. I sent a deposit check with a rental agreement to the owner 5 months ago. However, the owner just emailed me that I was to check in on the 7th but my vacation is on the 14th (not the 7th). On my deposit check I wrote cabin rental the14th-21st; the rental agreement also says the same. The owner claims that he did not recieve the front copy of the rental agreement but wrote on the the 2nd page of agreement the dates of the 7th-14th. What damages can I recover?

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country you have no damages to complain about for lost vacation time because you are unable to book the cabin that you want for the time period you asked for due to the cabin's owner's apparent mistake on booking.

You still have your vacation time. You just cannot use it for the cabin you desired.


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