Swimming pool

By Ann

Hello, We have lived the same rental for almost 2 years and it has an above ground swimming pool which was  a  major advantage point when we choose to rent this place. Now it has a hole in the liner and the landlord is refusing to repair or replace it. I have 4 kids and this pool is a major thing. The pool does not belong to me and in the lease the pool is listed as non realty property as is the storm cellar. Should the landlord be responsible to repair this? The liner in the pool is old and has week spots. What ever is wrong with it was not caused by neglect or misuse. When we first moved in this house, the pool filter did not work and they replaced that, how is the filter their responsibility and the liner mine? I dont get it.


Edited on: Friday, May 16th, 2008 11:06 am

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Agent Paxton

May 19th, 2008 11:43 am

Ann you’ve asked the golden question: “Who’s responsible me or the landlord?!” As you mentioned in your post that the tear was not caused by neglect or mis-use, then yes it would be the responsibility of the landlord, especially since it is listed in the agreement. However, read through your agreement carefully to make sure it doesn’t have some type of an exclusion clause that free’s the landlord from having to repair items that are considered commodities. Depending on how important this is to you, I would suggest filing a landlord complaint, most likely this would be resolved quickly.


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