Posted by Shea on October 30, 2000 at 20:00:02:
In Reply to: Re: a little property damage. posted by Chelsea on October 28, 2000 at 20:47:28:
Thank you for your response. I am taking the time to thank you on this board because someone named Pennyaline@aol.com sent me a very nasty response directly to my e-mail only; he didn't have the balls to post it on the Forum for all to see. It sounds exactly like the postings that caused the Forum to take its little "break" in the first place. In fact, it was a personal attack and had nothing to do with my question.
To answer you: Of course, I have no renter's insurance! (Unfortunately) Something to look into, huh? I was just wondering if I had any rights since I considered it negligence on the realtor's part for not at least warning us that flooding was happening and would soon get to us. Again, thanks!
: First, at the risk of sounding like Richard, do you have renter's insurance? If not, this is a good reminder that you should get a policy for property damage.
: Does your lease say anything about leaks or other property damage (it probably says only that it's not the landlord's problem, but you should check it out.)
: You could consider filing a claim in small claims court.
: Basically, even if you do have insurance, you need to decide whether it's worth the time and expense to file a claim or go to court. Though you are clearly justifably annoyed -- that agent sounds like a jerk -- it may make more sense to let it go.
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