- Two families are suing that the owners of their rental house have refused to solve problems with the house.
- The guests claim that they were not allowed to adjust the air conditioning.
- According to the lawsuit, the family paid $10,000 for a 14-day stay in the Hamptons.
Two New York families filed a lawsuit claiming their vacation was ruined when the owners of their Hamptons rental home prevented them from adjusting the air conditioning two degrees.
Toby Cohen and Jonathan Neman allege their families were treated like “squatters” and their safety threatened during their 14-day stay at a luxury rental home in the Hamptons owned by Agnese Melbarde and Edouard Gass, according to the business suit.
Based on the foregoing incidents, Melbarde and Gass breached the agreement to provide plaintiffs with a “vacation rental.” Rather, the lawsuit was similar to plaintiffs being treated as squatters trying to remove Melbarde and Gass’ property by making it unlivable. , uninhabitable and unsafe.”
According to the lawsuit, Cohen and Nemen agreed to pay $10,000 to rent the luxury home for their family’s vacation from Aug. 22 to Sept. 5.
According to the complaint, the two families who all stayed in the house, one of whom was an 8-month pregnant mother and children under the age of 8, were unable to sleep comfortably for the remainder of the stay.
Listed as a “vacation home,” the two-story, three-bedroom home was cooled and heated by a small central air conditioner controlled by a Nest thermostat set to a minimum temperature of 70 degrees, according to the suit.
The family claims they were unable to adjust the temperature of the house they rented, adding that due to the location of the air conditioner on the opposite side of the house from the bedrooms, their rooms were not getting airflow.
Melbarde refused to adjust the temperature from 70 degrees to 68, knowing the air conditioner was not cooling the house properly after the two families requested the change, the family claims.
Cohen and Neman said their families were “forced to endure constant discomfort” while staying at the Hampton home.
According to the lawsuit, the backyard of the house was sprayed with insecticide without the family being warned in advance.
“When Melbarde and Gass became aware of the issues, instead of trying to fix the issues that were completely in their control, Melbarde and Gass essentially told the plaintiffs and their children to clean it up and act the lawsuit claims.