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COLLEGE STUDENT YEARLY LEASE . LEASE BEGAN 8/1/11 LEASE ENDED

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COLLEGE STUDENT YEARLY LEASE .
LEASE BEGAN 8/1/11
LEASE ENDED 7/31/12
INCIDENT DATE 5/18/12
FIRE IN LAUNDRY ROOM
DRYER EXPLODED
NO RENTERS INSURANCE
LANDLORD MOVED TENANTS TO ANOTHER APARTMENT
TENANT MOVED OUT WHEN LEASE ENDED
TODAY GOT CERTIFIED LETTER TO PAY DAMAGES OF 15,005.75 DUE TO ACCIDENTAL FIRE.
PLEASE ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL

Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good morning. What caused the dryer to explode?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I think it had to much in it

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

probably too many clothes

Thanks. As long as the fire cannot be proved to clearly be the tenant's fault by using the dryer for some other purpose for which it was designed, then this is going to be the landlord's responsibility, not the tenants. If this were me I would engage counsel and have that counsel fire back a letter detailing that this was landlord's property that failed, not the tenants, that the landlord has the liability, and that the claim be immediately dropped or the tenant will be suing the landlord for malicious prosecution.



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