Katy, TX asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Hotel I was staying at had a huge fire and all the residents were displaced, can't get my belongings. What are my rights

Hotel did not reach out to know where I spent the night or if I was ok, nothing. No communication from the hotel at all since the fire.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Usually, in the event of a fire like this, you would submit a claim under your own renter’s insurance policy to your insurance company. Most such policies provide for both temporary living arrangements as well as replacing your personal property.

Your landlord (the hotel) would deal with its own property & casualty insurance company to repair the damage to the structure of the building.

It’s unnecessary for you to reach out to the hotel or for the hotel to reach out to you. You’ve each got separate issues you are dealing with involving your own respective insurance companies.

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