Landlord v. Tenant: September 2015
Landlord’s Negligence: Landlord Had No Notice Before Pipe Burst
Tenant sued landlord and its managing agent in small claims court for water damage to her property caused by a broken pipe in her apartment building. The court dismissed the case against the managing agent, finding that only landlord could be liable. Tenant claimed at trial that landlord was negligent since it didn’t contact her in a timely manner after discovering the leak. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost.