What to do if there was a waterleak over my garage and the ceiling fell on my car but the landlord claims he]s not liableI let the leak get too bad before I told him?

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What to do if there was a waterleak over my garage and the ceiling fell on my car but the landlord claims he]s not liableI let the leak get too bad before I told him?

Also I didn’t pay last month’s rent because of multiple issues so I told him to keep deposit instead. I didn’t give full notice by 4 days. There is a window that broke because the rope that hold it up was broke when I moved in and it feel down while I was gone one day and cracked. Am I liable for it even though it was not properly equipt to begin with? It’s an old house. Also, I had to fix my garage door when I moved in because it was unfunctional. I was not reimburst for my time or parts. Can I claim against it?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Real Estate Law, West Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, it would appear that if your former landlord was on actual notice of defective conditions of the former rental and your property was damaged as a result, he or she would be responsible for the costs of such repairs to you. If you incurred expenses in repairing the unit that the landlord refused to repair, then you seemingly would have a claim against the former landlord for such as well based upon what you have written.

If the window broke at the unit through no fault of your own, then you should not be held responsible for its repair. From what you have written, it sounds as though you may have a small claims dispute.


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