Buffalo, NY asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I live in auburn New York I had a flood in my apt it was sewage do I have a case

I was out of my apt last year for 3 in a half months for this they told us it was fixed and I lost a lot of furniture and clothes I would like them replaced and 2 plus 4 says they are not replacing anything

1 Lawyer Answer
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Ideally a tenant should maintain renter's insurance to cover damages to his or her personal belongings. In the event a tenant a tenant does not have insurance coverage to cover his or her losses, a landlord may be responsible if the flooding can be proven to be due to the landlord's negligence.

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