Lubbock, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Can I file a claim against the property owner for damages due to a fire, which has left me homeless??

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A: Your question leaves me with a lot more questions.

I assume you were the tenant at a property. I also assume there was a lease. If so, then the lease may have covered this issue and usually rules the situation.

If not, and you are saying that the fire and damage was caused by negligence of the landlord, then you probably have a claim. You should get the LL's insurance information and make a claim. I would do so with a lawyer to be sure it is done correctly.

Teri A. Walter agrees with this answer

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