Aliso Viejo, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for California

Q: What is the law regarding replacing sentimental property that is damaged in the state of California

I had a leak in my ceiling in the apartment I rent. They rushed me out put me in another apartment but they damaged a lot of my property and a lot of it with sentimental value including an airplane propeller that my ex-boyfriend UPS to me when I got my bachelor's degree from flight school he and I went to one flight school in New Jersey and then I moved and got my bachelor's from another flight school in Denver and he UPS the propell need hand-painted congratulations to my favorite co-pilot on the other side of the prop and it was massively nicked and scratched and damaged and I have many other things that were sentimental value that were damaged and I tried to prevent this before the demolition occurred as they cut out three of my walls anyway the prop is massively damaged as well as other items that I want to know about the California law regarding some sentimental value because the propeller is valued at $5,000 so what do I request because of the sentimental value add it on to the r

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathon Maddox
Jonathon Maddox
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This would not be an intellectual property question, but there's not really a law in regards to this. This would be more appropriately a question for the insurance company that was used to fix the ceiling. As far as I know though, most insurance companies don't give any additional value to possessions of sentimental value. They look for actual value. But for handmade items, or painted/sentimental, they might work with you.

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