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I have a tenant who overflowed the toilet in my condo by stuffing

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I have a tenant who overflowed the toilet in my condo by stuffing it with toilet paper and it leaked into the condo downstairs. The owner downstairs wants the repairs to be paid by me. Am I liable for the repairs, even though it was not due to faulty maintenance?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 5 months ago.
You are liable as owner of the property. You should file a claim with your insurer. However, you may also seek to have tenant fully contribute and your insurer may handle that part for you as well, since tenant was reckless and negligent in directly causing the damages.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 5 months ago.
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