Our house in clearlake.was flooded with over 2 feet of 2water the management company did nothing the owner sent his other manager down with some sand bags which I put around building.got my own took 2 days off work. We informed them how bad it was giving we got a call back asking us about our washer. Now two a d a half weeks letter they give us notice to terminate residency with we had to 0get two weeks ago with no financial help from either or direction or call. Renters insurance does not cover our personal thing because it was flooded and that's a separate policy we did not know we were in a flood zone and our now homeless
You should keep all receipts for your hotel and meal expenses after you were forced to move due to flooding. You should contact the Lake County Department of Fair Employment and Housing. You may have a claim against your Landlord if he did not disclose that the rental unit was in a floor\d hazard area. Under the facts you have described, you are certainly entitled to a full refund of your security deposit, and your Landlord may be obligated to compensate you for the expenses you incurred in having to move.
Contact the Federal Agency FEMA to file a claim for compensation for the flooding emergency that rendered you homeless. You may also contact The Salvation Army in Lake County to inquire about emergency housing assistance, and short term financial assistance may be given to you.
Maurice A. Priest
Real Estate Attorney
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