If my car was broken in to and items were stolen while it was parked in the condo’s underground parking, is it liable for the cost of replacement?

The total cost of replacement items is approximately $2000 while my deductible is $1000. Is the condo liable to pay for the remaining 1$000?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unless the complex knew that there were theft issues with respect to the underground parking lot where your car was broken into and items stolen from it, the complex has no legal duty to you for having to pay for the deductible that you are put of pocket on with respect to the loss that you suffered and damage to your car under the laws of all states in this country.

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