A small section of carpet in my one bedroom apartment has water damage. Not caused by rain or flooding. It's by the bathroom area and not caused by flooding in bathroom but maybe a plumbing problem.
I'm a renter. Is it my responsibility or the landlord's? Should I call maintenance? I recently got renter's insurance and does that cover repairs?
Yes, you should contact maintenance. If you do not cause the damage then it is the landlord's responsibility.
Defer to your lease and see if there are provisions regarding maintenance repairs... and responsibility of the party with respect to same. If there is a substantial plumbing issue, detrimentally affecting the entire building or even just your unit, per se... or an issue of a latent plumbing structural defect, it would be presumed that the landlord be responsible to remedy the situation and any/all consequential damages resulting from same. With respect to your rental insurance carrier, contact your insurance company and inquire if they cover such a claim as you describe. In summation, look to the lease and the insurance binder. Good luck to you.
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