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I am renting an apartment in the state of California. This morning I awoke to the sound of pouring water. I found that the water filter system that I had installed under my kitchen sink had burst and had flooded half the apartment. I am in an upstairs apartment and the water found it's way down through the floor to the apartment downstairs. As far as I know none of the tenants belongings were damaged. But there was extensive damage to the drywall downstairs and the carpeting had to be pulled up to dry out all the water.

I do not have renters insurance (I'll be getting it now, but... :eek: ). My question is am I liable for the water damage to the building? Or any of the clean-up or repair costs?
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

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nj336 said:
I am renting an apartment in the state of California. This morning I awoke to the sound of pouring water. I found that the water filter system that I had installed under my kitchen sink had burst and had flooded half the apartment. I am in an upstairs apartment and the water found it's way down through the floor to the apartment downstairs. As far as I know none of the tenants belongings were damaged. But there was extensive damage to the drywall downstairs and the carpeting had to be pulled up to dry out all the water.

I do not have renters insurance (I'll be getting it now, but... :eek: ). My question is am I liable for the water damage to the building? Or any of the clean-up or repair costs?


My response:

Is there really any question that you wouldn't be responsible for the damages?

IAAL
 
Even if you would have had insurance, it probably wouldn't have paid for it.

That is why it would be best to have a professional install things such as this. That way, if something happens, it is on their heads.
 
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