If I broke a door casing at my friend’s apartment but I fixed it,can the landlord have me to pay him to fix it again?

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If I broke a door casing at my friend’s apartment but I fixed it,can the landlord have me to pay him to fix it again?

Asked on February 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the landlord may do this. The landlord is not required to allow you to fix the door casing yourself; he has a right to have it professionally fixed. Therefore, the landlord may charge you for the cost of the contractor, etc. who will do the repairs. If you do not pay, he could either sue you for the money, or take it out of your friend's security deposit, since your friend is responsible for all damage done not merely by himself and his family, but by his guests as well.


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