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Q.Landlord - Tenant dispute due to the fire incident

지역Georgia 아이디m**iqo****
조회583 공감0 작성일6/20/2024 8:48:26 AM

Hello,


I need your help with the issues I'm facing with my current apartment leasing office and management.


Recently, there was a fire in the basement, and I reside on the first floor. Although my unit did not suffer direct fire damage, it was heavily filled with smoke due to the incident that affected the entire building. According to the fire department's report, the fire was caused by an electrical issue: equipment not being operated properly and a short circuit arc from defective, worn insulation.


I have requested that the management cover the cost of a temporary hotel stay for me, relocation expenses, compensation for lost income (as I cannot work without any belongings due to smoke damage), and any other expenses incurred while I search for a new apartment. However, they have refused to provide any assistance. Additionally, I asked for a refund of the rent paid in advance for June, but they are only willing to reimburse me from the 17th to the 30th of June (the fire occurred on the 16th), along with the security deposit.


Furthermore, they are asking me to remove the items from the apartment, while I insist that they need to clean the apartment themselves since I consider that everything, including furniture, needs to be thrown out due to the smoke damage.


Would this be worth brining to the court? 


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김영산 님 답변 [주택/부동산] 답변일 6/21/2024 2:17:28 PM

 - I'd contact a renters insurance agent to see if anything could be done  for smoke damages.

'Would this be worth bringing to the court? ' 

- I'm really looking forward to seeing answers to your question from lawyers.

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곽재혁 님 답변 [주택/부동산] 답변일 6/24/2024 4:00:28 PM

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