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Landlords, tenants and water damage

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2019 | Landlord/tenant Matters |

For landlords as well as tenants, various issues may arise when it comes to a rental, from disagreements over a lease to financial matters such as nonpayment of rent. However, water damage can be particularly challenging for landlords as well as tenants to address, for various reasons. In this post, we will examine some of the challenges associated with water damage in rentals. From heavy rain and hurricanes to a leaky roof or faulty pipe, there are a number of different reasons why water damage may occur in a rental, and it should be addressed appropriately.

There are various factors to consider when it comes to water damage, and every situation is different. For example, a landlord may be responsible for water damage because they failed to fix a leaky roof or repair pipes that have been leaking. On the other hand, a careless tenant may be responsible for water damage because they left the water running for an extended period of time (such as someone who left a sink running before leaving for a vacation). Sometimes, water damage is relatively minimal, while other instances may be so serious that a home is uninhabitable.

Water damage may also result in toxic mold, which is another serious concern for landlords and tenants. There are many different factors that may affect landlords and tenants dealing with these issues, such as the details of a rental agreement and state laws. It is imperative to review your legal options if you are a landlord or tenant dealing with water damage.

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