Landlord/Tenant Law

Who Is Liable For Personal Property That Is Damaged Or Destroyed By Water From A Leaky Roof Or Broken Pipe?

Generally, a landlord will not be liable for damages to personal property arising from a leaky roof or broken pipe. Most rental contracts provide that the tenant is responsible for these losses and the courts enforce the landlord’s position. The best thing for a tenant to do is to purchase a renter’s insurance policy.