I have rented my property to a German family and they had a guest looking after the house for them when they went away for few days. The guest during that time commited suicide.My property is in a very small town and news travels fast.I am trying to sell the house and local agents are giving me a lot of negative with what has happened.And they say i have lost a lot of value in the house.Can i claim compensation againts his estate in Germany?
Dear Customer,thank you for using Just Answer.I know that is a terrible thing to happen.Unfortunately as this suicide is nobody`s fault there is no compensation, because the tenants could not have known that the guest committed suicide.Compenstion is only paid when somebody neglects his or her duty which causes a damage.As nobody could have known the guest was suicidal there was no duty neglected.I am afraid I have no better news.BestC. SchiesslattorneyIf your question is answered please click acceptthank you
I was thinking of compensation from his estate not the tenant.I agree tenant did not know what was going to happen, but he has commited the act.
Dear Customer,yes, he may have committed the act but he is not responsible for the suicide and the damage it caused.Same as somebody who sells cars is not responsible for car accidents.The tenant had only the best intentions letting somebody look after the house during his absence.There is no possibilty to get compensation from an estate in German Law.You always need a basis for a claim against a person, the tenant in your case.If you have a basis for a claim you can execute your claim in his immovable property.But you need to have a basis for a claim first and there is only a restricted number in German Law.In your case there is no basis for a claimIf your question is answered please click acceptTank you
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