• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

water leak in storage area

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.


Junior Member
What is the name of your state? California

I've been living in this building for seven years. Paid my rent on time every month.
The landlord deceided to turn over the building to a management company two years ago. We received a letter form the management company advising us that we would be sending our rent check to them, and of an increase. Then a letter came in the mail stating that the landlord and the mgt co did a walk through (around) and deceided that only items that were concidered to be displayed on the balcony such as lawn chairs and tables we alowed and everything else must be removed. A few months ago there was a back up of sewage in the laundry room and someone called the fire department and they were sited for hazmate waste. Again we received anothe letter this july 2002 stating that we must remove our items that are under the car port and store them as they are going to be inspected by the health department and maybe sited again. Ok now my question. I have a water leak in my storage area that I've reported 3 time within the last year. Everytime the person from the mgmt co came by she found no evedince that water was leaking. On sunday I was cleaning under carport and started storing items when I discovered again water leaking in storage area. I immedetly call the mgmt co, and was told that she would get intouch with a plumber. I did not hear form her or the plumber so I called again to follow up on monday afternoon. I was told that she had come by at 8:00am that morning did not see water could not get into the storage area and said I should of had common sense to leave the storage bin open for inspection. Now it smells in there, and I want to remove my stuff and put them under the carport neatly until the problem is resolved. I don't know what else to do. The building has had a considerable about of plumbing problems since I've lived there. I feel that I am being herast by being asked to store some of my possisions in a storage bin that leaks water. What can I do??? I do not want to move, I really like this apartment.



Senior Member
So she couldn't see water leaking under the door and concluded that there was no problem? That's just plain silly.

Send the management company a formal *written* request for repair of the leak. Specify where it is and indicate when you can be available to open the storage area for inspection or repair. Offer to give them a key to the storage area if they will either pay for temporary storage of your stuff elsewhere or agree to be liable if anything is stolen or damaged during repairs. Point out that they have 10 days to effect repairs under state law. Send the notice by registered mail and keep a copy.

Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential