Case Conclusion Date:July 10, 2007
Practice Area:Personal Injury
Outcome:Vacated and remanded. The rental created a license to use the premises, whereby the owner of the cottage owed my client a duty of reasonable care.
Description:My client was injured while visiting a cottage rented by her sister. The trial court concluded that a landlord and tenant relationship existed as to the rented cottage, therefore the landlord had no duty to prevent my client's injury. I appealed, arguing that the short-term rental of the cottage created a license to use the premises.