Landlord won't help with electric

  1. Hi Y'all. I don't belong to any other forums but I have this dilemma I guess you could call it. I don't know if I am being a PITA or If I'm right.

    We had a flood in our apartment and water extractors had to run an industrial 5ft tall De-humidifier for three days to absorb the excess water they didn't suck up. This made my electric bill jump up by 50 bucks. The realty company in charge of my rental won't pay it.....

    Just want to know if it sounds like I am being UN-reasonable in y'all s opinion.....
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   TopazLover
    This is not legal advice. It is neighbor over the fence thought to check out. Civil court? In our state it could work.
  4. by   Glycerine82
    Quote from aknottedyarn
    This is not legal advice. It is neighbor over the fence thought to check out. Civil court? In our state it could work.
    Meh. It wouldn't be worth the 50 bucks to me, I am just irritated and I feel like I shouldn't have to foot the cost for something to be repaired when I'm a renter. We're good renters, too. We've been here 5 years and I've only been late with the rent maybe 3 times and they were all for good reasons and never later than a week.
  5. by   herring_RN
    I know small claims court would be appropriate in some states.
    Years ago Judge Wapner heard a similar care. More recently Judge Judy did so too.

    The retired men and women who have daily coffee at DH lodge watch Judge Judy every day.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Depending on where you live, there may be an advocacy group for renters. We got advice from them here in CA way back in the 1970's about a landlord keeping our deposit when there was no damage to the apartment. The words "normal wear and tear" have been burned into my brain.

    You might just scare the heck out of them with some legalese . . . . . "hey, we heard that this kind of damage is the landlord's responsibility".
  7. by   Mulan
    What caused the flood?

    Who paid for the water to be sucked up?
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    You know Mulan . . those are really good questions!

    If it is the renter's fault only - the renter pays.
  9. by   amoLucia
    Do you have renters' insurance? If so, it should say something.
  10. by   Glycerine82
    OOPS. I dissapeared, didn't I? LOL

    The flood was caused by the AC breaking and leaking all over. The landlord paid for the repairs and for the water to be extracted. Next time something like this happens I just won't allow them to use my electricity I guess.

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