Charges for smoke damage.

By Jerry D

My landlord has just taken all my deposit.  Back in June I was cooking a stir fry and set off the fire alarm, no big deal and hardly any smoke.  The fire truck shows up, everyone laughs and life goes on. She is claiming I caused smoke damage to the apartment from my small cooking error and is charging for steam cleaning the couches and carpets.  Is this legal?  The apartment did not smell of smoke.  Is it my word against hers?  

Edited on: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 8:31 pm

One Response to “Charges for smoke damage.”

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December 3rd, 2012 5:07 pm

If the fire didn’t have caused a more damages to the kitchen then it won’t matter much, however if she is claiming the amount, maybe the damaged could be more or she can also speak with your friends or members who were present at that time.


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