Asked in Business Law for California

Q: Hello i own a business(boutique)under a apartment complex and water leaked threw the roof damaging clothing who at fault

Yes the landlord owns both apartments and store location which I rent out and the apartments above are different renters

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Julie King
Julie King
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Read your lease agreement because that is the contract between your landlord and you as to who is responsible for what. In most cases, but not all, the landlord is responsible for the physical building and the tenant is responsible for all the contents within the building. If you have renter’s insurance for your contents, make a claim as soon as possible. Delaying making a claim can cause the insurance company to deny the claim saying the company was prejudiced by the delay and unable to fully investigate what happened.

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