Vacation Home Rental Disputes

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What Are Vacation Rental Homes?

Vacation rental homes are properties that can be rented out during vacation seasons or for specific vacation purposes. These are often located in towns or cities that are associated with vacation and tourism, such as Miami, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and other similar destinations. These are sometimes considered more financially advantageous than staying in a hotel or similar lodging.

Vacation homes are usually one family housing units, but they can also involve other types of properties such as condominium units, larger cabins, or multiple family dwelling units.

What Are Some Common Vacation Home Rental Disputes?

For property owners, some common vacation home rental disputes include:

For visitors to a vacation rental home, disputes may include:

Thus, vacation rental homes can actually be subject to a wide range of legal disputes, despite the fact that they might not be occupied for the entire year. However, the more the home is used, the greater chance there is that a legal dispute might arise.

How Are Vacation Home Rental Disputes Resolved?

Disputes over a vacation property can result in a lawsuit. These legal claims often result in a damages award for the non-breaching party. For instance, the court may award damages for a breach of contract, failure to pay fees, property damage, or other issues. In more expansive cases, the court might issue alternatives such as an editing of a contract.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help Resolving a Vacation Home Rental Dispute?

Vacation home rentals can provide great housing options for persons during travels or vacations. They can also be a good source of additional income for the property owner. However, they can also be subject to many types of legal issues and disputes. Also, laws regarding rental properties can vary from state to state. You may wish to hire a real estate lawyer in your area if you need help with any type of vacation home dispute. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and representation if you need to file a legal claim with the court.

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Last Modified: 01-06-2015 02:15 PM PST

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