We recently rented a vacation rental in California for two nights, and encountered some issues-
- The fire place was such that it was leaking a lot of smoke into the room. It was one of those enclosed type fire places that have a door that closes shut. As a result of the smoke, the kids had breathing problems in the house.
- The Jacuzzi tub had a lot of junk coming out of the jets when turned on, this junk looked like parts of insects indicating the inside of the jets may have been infected.
Are any of the above considered violation of health and safety code? can we take any legal action against the owners?
if you were unsatisfied with the vacation rental, you should raise the issue with the property owner and management company (if they have one). Beyond that, the facts you present are not persuasive in terms of filing "legal action". Other lawyers may have a different opinion, but I would not recommend "legal action" based on the facts you present. For example, it is unclear whether the problem with the fireplace was due to improper maintenance or due to operator error (ie failing to open the chimney flue before starting the fire). Likewise it is unclear whether the impact on the children was minor or closer to an asthma attack. Need more information. An attorney would need more specific information to advise you. So if you intend to pursue this, you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area.
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