Apartment flooding

By Rachel Weddell

The apartment our son lives in began to flood so he called the maintenance crew of the apartment complex. They arrived and turned off the water but later told him that they wouldn’t be able to keep the water turned off because other people in his building needed to take showers in the morning.  They purposefully flooded his apartment with hot water before turning off the water again to fix the leak.  He has damaged furniture, costs incurred as a result of having to stay in a hotel, and lost worktime from having to address these issues.  If he ends up having to move to a new apartment will he be legally responsible for the new connection fees or will the apartment complex be?  Does he have any recourse with respect to his damaged belongings?

Edited on: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 3:37 pm

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November 3rd, 2010 6:19 pm

He definitely needs to have a conversation with his landlord about this. He must be compensated.


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