My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado
I rent an apartment in a building on the top floor.
I have lived there for 2 years without a problem. It started raining a few days ago and several leaks appeared in the roof above my bedroom and bathroom.
The night it rained I was working until 10, it started raining around 7. By the time I got home my bed was soaked through to the bottom.
The water is rain water that travels through the roof and comes out a a brown color. The bed is not usable anymore.
I have renters insurance, but the deductible is 500. The bed is 5 years old and cost 700 new.
Is my landlord responsible for replacing my bed? If they are, are they responsible for replacing a 700 dollar bed, or are they responsible for the current value of a 5 year old bed?
I cant get a hold of them on the phone. They will not return messages. It is continuing to rain. The floors are getting soaked despite my best efforts to catch the water. I have to stay up all night to constantly change the collection buckets. Have had 4 hours of sleep in the last 4 days. At what point am I able to say, this is no longer my responsiblity I have done all I can and let the water ruin the apartment?
Are they required to fix the roof? Are they required to clean the carpet? Are they required to replace the carpet? What about dry wall and other damaged caused by the water?
I am in a financial bind and it would be difficult to move right now, but I don't want to live in a moldy smelly apartment.