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fire (by Les [IL]) May 27, 2013 2:21 PM
       fire (by Ellen [ME]) May 27, 2013 2:31 PM
       fire (by Nell [CA]) May 27, 2013 2:57 PM
       fire (by V [OH]) May 27, 2013 3:26 PM
       fire (by RB [MI]) May 27, 2013 3:29 PM
       fire (by LL [AZ]) May 27, 2013 9:40 PM
       fire (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 27, 2013 10:33 PM

fire (by Les [IL]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 2:21 PM

State Specific Question About: ILLINOIS (IL)

Tenant has toaster causes a fire burns new counter top smoke on walls. Who should pay for repair?

fire (by Ellen [ME]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 2:31 PM

Well, the tenants renter's insurance would seem the best source. Ultimately the tenant is responsible whether he has renter's insurance or not.

fire (by Nell [CA]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 2:57 PM

Hopefully your tenant is responsible, values your relationship, your property, and will pay for the repairs.

fire (by V [OH]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 3:26 PM

Tenant causes fire and you need to ask who is responsible? get estimates for his/her insurance and bill directly, have they contacted the insurance agent yet?

fire (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 3:29 PM

Toaster at fault.

Was it fully-loaded?

Seriously, bring in a Contractor, bill Tenants.

fire (by LL [AZ]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 9:40 PM

Yep, bill the tenant. And watch your relationship go downhill from here. A good tenant would apologize and tell you to bill them.

This is probably below an insurance deductible. But sounds like it could pass $500. The tenant ain't gonna like that.

fire (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 27, 2013 10:33 PM

Les, Wanna be right or rich?

You MUST know that any report of a fire goes on the CLUE report - a permanant record/Carfax type file on your house. It can make your rates go up AND make it difficult to sell.

If the damage is minor - cleanup and repaint - just do it and charge the res.

Smoke damage is "particles" that must be removed to eliminate odor - wash them off and seal with Zinsser BIN smoke sealant, then repaint.

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