I am currently renting a house. At the time I started renting, my landlord told me that the basement had recently been sealed against leaking. Great, I thought! Well, now a year later it has been raining cats and dogs and the whole basement and den are flooded. A lot of my things are ruined including an antique china hutch and buffet, all my Christmas decorations, etc. I do not have renters insurance. Is my landlord responsible in any way for the damages. Also, the water is still ocming in as fast as we can get it out - have already unloaded 91 gallons of water! Is he responsible in any way for helping us get the water out? AND will we be responsible for damages to his carpet, etc where our furniture bled and made spots because of the water?