Is my landlord responsible for property stolen in a burglary?
Two computers were stolen from us. I feel either we shouldn't pay rent next month or my landlord should replace the value of the computers since we did everything we could to protect ourselves. Our rent and the value of the computers is similar. We did not have renters insurance.
What can we do?
3 attorney answers
I agree with my colleagues. Your only recourse would be to sue the landlord on theory that he was negligent in correcting a security problem that he had prior notice of .
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You can sue your landlord for the loss. You will have to prove that the landlord failed to take appropriate security measures after the first burglary.
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You have to pay rent unless the landlord agrees otherwise. You can tr suing the landlord for negligent security.
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