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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008

    Default Displaced by Landlord Caused Fire

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California.

    My landlord was repairing a sink and caused fire, which burned out my bathroom, hallway, smoke damage to all clothing, bedding,etc.
    I do not have renters insurance, will his insurance cover my losses, because he started the fire? what can I expect in compensation?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Toledo, OH

    Default Re: Displaced by Landlord Caused Fire

    You can try filing a claim against his insurance on the complex, but expect to have a giant fight on your hands, including harsh questioning as to why you didn't maintain renters insurance.

    If the company rejects your claim, you can try suing in small claims.

    We have no way of telling you what you may or may not get with respect to compensation.

    Do get out there and get renters insurance immediately.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Default Re: Displaced by Landlord Caused Fire

    How did he start the fire? If he was negligent, it's much more likely that you'll end up with compensation from his insurance company.

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