My question involves personal property located in the State of: AZ
I have relocated for work and just signed a lease in AZ. I am occupying an upstairs bedroom (no lock on bedroom door) of the owners house. The owners live on the main floor. When I returned home yesterday found that my ipad was missing and my laptop internet history had been deleted. Nothing else in the home is missing.
I called the police and filled out a report. The time frame of events does not pass the smell test. The owners husband claims he came home 15 minutes before I did and found the front door of the house unlocked and wide open. But his wife was home all day and claims she may have been taking a nap at the time of the “burglary”. She cannot answer why her two dogs would not have barked and woken her up while a stranger was in the house.
Even the officer looked at the owners and said “really??”.
Long story short, homeowner leaves house to cash a check while wife is resting. Thief enters house and beelines it upstairs, opens my door and takes ipad and deletes my laptop browser history. Thief then exits the house leaving the front door wide open. All this happened in front of two dogs, with the wife in the house during a 10 minute window. Yeah right…..
After further investigation I have found that the husband has a drug problem so I am starting my weekend looking for a new place to stay.
Homeowners have told me they will not reimburse me and I should have had renters insurance. They were upset and claimed ignorance when I confronted them. I have home owners insurance for the state I am from but do not want to pay the $1000 deductable.
Am I out of luck being reimbursed because at a minimum the homeowner left the front door unlocked? Ipad has $800 value and I have receipts. Do I have any other options?