Dear LIC Tenant:
The police report will help you press a claim on the landlord's insurance and your own homeowner insurance. If your insurance pays for the loss, then likely a claim will be pressed against the landlord and the contractors.
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Are the police investigating. You can sue but it's a hard case, especially against the landlord. Even if the super had been there he could not watch everyone.
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The answer is did you authorize the LL to open the apartment for your contractors? If not, he might still not be found negligent if they had a work order, and other documentation. It's a close one, but without any authorization by you to the LL, he should be found liable. Also, the contractors should be responsible since, by allowing the door to remain open, and a burglar entering, or one of them having taken the property, they would be liable.
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