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Ray D
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Hi,
There has been a leak through the roof of a block of flats in which we have a top floor unit. There has been substantial damage to many flats in the building and it has been ecacuated by the fire brigade. Power and water to the building has been isolated.

We hope it will all be sorted by the freeholders insurance but won't know till its all investigated. I realise its a wide ranging question but can you offer some guidance on the limits of our liabilities in this situation:

- Obviously we cannot insist on rent if the flat is not habitable but is it our responsibility to re-house the tenant?

- Are we responsible for the tenants damaged possessions?

- Any other observations you have would be welcome.

Thanks.

09/06/2012 00:00

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