My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
I woke up this morning to a flooded first floor of my rental home, in Texas due to a defective washing machine. I verified the machine was defective by removing the laundry and turning it on empty, and sure enough, it overflowed again. The property manager was very quick about getting someone out to clean up the mess, but they said I am responsible for repairing the washing machine at my expense. The machine was included as part of the rental.
On a similar note, as a landlord in Nevada, I had to pay for several washing machine repairs in my tenant-occupied property (the machine was again part of the agreement), and eventually replace the machine, at a very substantial cost to me. When I questioned the property managers actions, they said it's a state law.
I know laws vary from state to state, is it possible that I'll have to pay for both repairs in these two seperate situations?
Wet and broke.