Who pays for a broken window, the landlord or the tenant?

My wife and I were on vacation. When we came back home, we noticed our dining room was cold so we looked at the window and noticed it was broken.

Asked on December 29, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Georgia


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The landlord would typically be responsible for a repair like this but there are conditions under which tenant is responsible; the most common one being that the tentant caused the damage or if the lease says that the tenant would be responsible for it.

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