If my hot water heater failed and water went into the downstairs apartment, who pays for their repairs and damage?

Asked on March 2, 2015 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

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Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The landlord pays for the repairs and damage to the downstairs apartment caused by the malfunctioning hot water heater in your apartment.

The landlord is liable for plumbing problems not caused by a tenant which result in water damage to another tenant's apartment.


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