Roof leak in apartment, landlord won’t fix. Can I be held liable?
By Mark Francis
Edited on: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 4:12 pm
One Response to “Roof leak in apartment, landlord won’t fix. Can I be held liable?”
January 29th, 2013 10:02 pm
It looks like the water damage has been documented, although it may not have been clearly pointed out in the form. I don’t know about you, but how can you possibly damage a roof? I mean damaging the carpets, some holes in the wall, and some broken windows would have been acceptable but it’s not like you went up the ladder just to damage the roof. There is no reason for your landlord to hold you responsible for that. What I would do in that situation is that I would document it and send it to my landlord. Some landlords would require you to submit a repair request so I’d suggest you do that and make sure that the landlord received it. You can send it in the mail and keep the receipt as proof. You cannot be charged for the roof damage; it’s the landlord’s responsibility. If they charge you, file a complaint. Good luck!
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