Lees Summit, MO asked in Products Liability, Construction Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Our personal property inside our home was damaged by a roofing company. Are they responsible? Or is the landlord?

My landlord hired a roofing company to fix the roof of our leased townhouse. The roofing company did not cover the roof when it began to rain. Water began coming in the house so we no choice but to evacuate the home. They (roofing company) removed all our belongings to fix the inside of the townhouse. When they brought back our belongs the majority of our furniture was severely damaged. Our couch has a hole and the furniture was major scratches and dents. The majority of our furniture was in great to good condition with no scratches, holes or dents. The landlord has told us it is the responsibility of the roofing company not his. We have contacted the roofing company but have not heard from them regarding the furniture. Please note that the roofing company did pay for our hotel but we are devastated about our furniture. We are estimating the damage to be at over $3500

1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
William C. Head

A: You need a lawyer to sue these folks, which means the landlord and the roofing company. Let the court case determine who pays, between the two of them. Look up Landlord Tenant lawyers in the Texas city closest to you, on SuperLawyers. com

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