Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Landlord's contractors destroyed our property. They're claiming neither they nor contractors are liable. Legit?

Landlord informs us they're installing new tile in the kitchen and we agree to do it while we're out of town. Contractors partially flood kitchen and basement removing the dishwasher. Water isn't turned off and leaks for two days before community mechanic fixes it. Mechanic says he was aware of the water but no person informs us of the flooding while we're away. We return home and find it still wet and some of our property is damaged. They continue to claim they and the contractors are not liable for these actions and recommend we file through our renter's insurance. I do not want to raise our insurance rates and claim totals based on the inept actions of both the contractor for flooding, and landlord for lack of notification (and therefore the ability to salvage). Is there anything I can leverage in return?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Donald C Eby
Donald C Eby
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Your Landlord and the Landlord's contractor are likely responsible to you for the damages that they caused to your personal property. You may want to consider having a lawyer send a demand letter or initiate a lawsuit.

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