My apartment got flooded because the toilet tank broke upstairs. It damaged a lot of things. all of my clothes got wet, some of my shoes were damaged, but my mattress was the worst. I asked the landlord for a month's rent to pay for the mattress; however, he refused, because he says I should have had renter's insurance. should I take it to small claims court?
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.