Case Conclusion Date: 07.10.2007
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.