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Who's Responsible for Your Apartment Complex Water Damage?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common issue that homeowner's and renter's can face. The aftermath can be devastating making the property unlivable and permanent damage may occur not only to the structure but also the contents. 

In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property ensuring that the apartment is livable and function up to code.  The landlord may refuse repairs, or fail to address them quickly enough-causing further damage such as mold. Failure to maintain or repair these functions may lead to property damage and the landlord is liable due to negligence. 

Know your lease

It's important to know what your lease states regarding property damage. Most properties have property insurance and will list what type of damage is covered and what is not.  

Renter's Insurance

Although not required in Mississippi, it is highly recommended. Coverage is usually extremely low to cover a large amount of your belongings. Ask a local agent for guidance on this. 

Damage to Property and Personal Belongings

Water damages caused to the building itself such as flooring, walls, and utilities should be covered under the landlord's property. 

We Can Help

Water damage requires rapid response in order to minimize loss to both the property itself and belongings inside. We are the experts in Water Mitigation! Give us a call today at 601-634-0909

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