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i have been displaced due to flash flooding and the house i

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i have been displaced due to flash flooding and the house i 'm renting is not even close to being clean / repaired enough to move back in but the landlord is demanding rent . I have had to move in with friends . my question is do i have to pay the rent ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Sam replied 6 years ago.

hi

 

no. you do not have to pay rent for a situation that is beyond your control. she can sue you for it, but you have just cause not to be paying. so she will not win. actually, you can ask her to pay for your room and board since you have been displaced. so if she sues you, counter sue seeking your expenses for inconvenience.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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