Are real estate agents liable if the lessee is uninsured?

In a ruling issued on 31 March 2016, France's highest civil court, the Cour de cassation, ruled that a real estate agent whose mandate ended after the lease was signed cannot be held liable if the lessee is not insured after the lease has been renewed. In his article “La responsabilité de l’agent immobilier à raison du défaut d’assurance du locataire” (Expression n°53 novembre/décembre 2016), Jérôme Rousselle explores the ins and outs of the Cour de cassation's ruling.


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