Posted by brenda on July 27, 2000 at 17:49:12:
In Reply to: Re: Water damage (my property) caused by another tenant posted by Amanda Plyley on July 27, 2000 at 16:27:16:
: This is essentially what the lawyer I consulted with today said. We haven't cleaned/bought anything new YET because the repairs haven't been done yet. If the leak is active there's no point in subjecting new stuff to damage. If we can't negotiate with the landlord then we'll probably end up in Small Claims. ::sigh:: At least we know we've got a pretty strong case.
You're right--if the damages are continuing, if you may have more bills, it isn't time to sue. Just be sure you can document the damage. Photos of the mattress or whatever, or the actual water-logged stuff, if it can be hauled into court.
You have quite a while, a year or more, to sue. So you can wait until you move out, if that is what you wind up doing.
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