Vacation Rental Agreement
Summary: leasing agent is trying to cancel vacation rental agreement with renter
In 12/03, I signed a rental agreement to lease a vacation property for one week in 8/04. The agreement is with a leasing agent. The agent and the property are both in New York state.
Last week (5/04), the agent called to say that the owner of the property wants the property back for the summer and is cancelling all rental agreements. I am in the process of making a major stink over this. (It ruins my vacation plans as nothing else is available).
The leasing agreement I signed has no escape clause for the property owner/leasing agent. It does have language about cancellations, but it is clearly targeted at the renter. Of course, I have no knowledge of the nature of the agreement between the propoerty owner and the leasing agent.
What are my rights here? Can I stand firm behind this leasing agreement? Or am I at the whim of property owner?