In addition to claiming a price reduction or cancellation of the sale on the grounds of a defect in the real estate, the buyer can also claim damages. Liability for damages requires negligence on the part of the seller, i.e. intent or recklessness. For example, if the seller fails to provide information, he or she is negligent. In the case of a latent defect in quality, the buyer is not entitled to compensation.
Compensation for damages covers full reimbursement for all harm that is casually related to the seller’s breach of contract. This implies that the harm must result from the property defect. The most common damages include costs for alternative accommodation and repair expenses.