HomeAway Owners / Subscribers Canadian Class Action
QC Jul 11, 2016 [en]
U.S. Class Action Complaint
CONSUMER LAW GROUP is investigating a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against HomeAway and its vacation rental websites, HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com for damages relating to its unilateral breach of contract to owners of rental properties by charging rental fees to travellers, unrelated to the vacation property itself.
HomeAway promised and represented to homeowners that it would not charge travellers additional fees and would remain free for travellers. Based on this representation, thousands of homeowners entered into year-long contracts for the right to list their rental vacation properties on HomeAway’s rental marketplace websites. In exchange, homeowners paid HomeAway annual subscription fees of thousands of dollars.
The class action lawsuit alleges that on February 9, 2016, HomeAway unilaterally changed its contract with the homeowners by changing its business model to charge additional “service fees” to travellers in the amount of 4% to 10% of the rental rate of the vacation property. This has substantially reduced the number and value of bookings by travellers and has resulted in thousands of dollars of losses by homeowners.
The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:
All residents in Canada who purchased a subscription to list properties for rent on one or more of HomeAway’s websites before February 9, 2016, or any other group to be determined by the Court.
If you or someone you know has purchased an annual subscription with HomeAway to list their property or properties on one or more of the vacation rental marketplace websites including HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and VacationRentals.com and you wish to receive more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the HomeAway Owners / Subscribers Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation from the HomeAway Owners / Subscribers Class Action Lawsuit in Canada, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the form below.
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