My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado
My condo came furnished with toaster oven. My roommate started cooking a pizza in the toaster oven and after about 10 minutes we smelled smoke. The entire toaster oven caught fire and after we put it out the counter laminate beneath the toaster got burned. Who is responsible for the damages? The toaster oven obviously malfunctioned resulting in the damage. I would feel more responsible for the damage if it was my personal toaster oven but, it came furnished with the condo. The burn mark is about 10 inches by 8 inches. Also, all the appliances in our unit have been failing due to either being very cheap or over 20 years old. Who should be responsible seeing that a new counter could be quite expensive.