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.
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