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chocxtc, Home Owner in Monsey, NY

If negligence cannot be proven is a homeowner responsible for the damages caused by a tenant in their property?

Asked by chocxtc, Monsey, NY Tue Apr 2, 2013

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When a tenant moves in it is always a good idea to do a walk through and identify everything that is working and in good condition as well as any problems. Photos for documentation is good support. Have the tenant sign off in agreement. Then when a tenant is moving out, you pull out that document and do a final walk through together and go over everything and it's condition. There should not be much dispute regarding damages. Either it is normal wear and tear or they most likely caused the damage. A simple search online will give you a number of example forms. If you are going to keep any portion of the security deposit, make sure you document it well.

If you haven't done any of this, write it off as an educational expense...good luck.
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I hope you collected a security deposit.
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Agree, this is a legal issue & an Attorney should be consulted.
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For any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney; generally if the negligence against a tenant cannot be proven, then it's assumable the homeowner will repair damages; see link for possible helpful information....
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