December 12, 2011 11:02 AM Subscribe
YANML but let me hear your opinion anyway: If my family had to be unexpectedly temporarily relocated due to plumbing and flooring issues, what is my landlord required to pay? Lodging? Food? Anything?
posted by ryecatcher to law & government (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Day after Thanksgiving, huge leak. Floors ripped up. Found mold. It's been a two week ordeal because it was poorly handled by landlords. If it wasn't for us stepping in, we still wouldn't have floors (they finally went in yesterday).
My landlord originally agreed to pay for hotel, food and said we wouldn't have to pay rent for the days our place wasn't usable. We thought this was very fair.
However, now they are saying they don't have to pay for food and we still have to pay for rent. Which is Not Good because during the second week we moved back (confined to the upstairs) to save THEM money even though it was tough on us (we have a 2 year old and 2 dogs).
We don't have anything clearly stated in writing although my wife, through e-mail, has been keeping them in the loop on expenses and nothing was ever mentioned of the food, etc., until yesterday.
So now I'm trying to find out what we are legally entitled to, if anything.
We're in Los Angeles.