Does my landlord owe me compensation?
So, the hot water heater in my apartment building burst and flooded an entire room in my apartment – a room that happens to have tons of boxes of stuff in it (I moved in 2 weeks ago). Since I didn’t cause the water heater to break, does my landlord owe me financial compensation for any destroyed possessions, just as I would him if I caused the burst and it ruined the building?
*Note: I live in the States, if it matters.
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