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Ok, I think I understand the point you are making. However, if the tenant had notified the landlord on the date the notice from the water company was posted on their door, the repair would have been complete a full week earlier therefore cutting down on the water consumption. That's where I'm getting stuck. Also, the tenant did not notify in writing but by a phone call. And this tenant did not provide any of the documented water bills until Feb 10, 2010 when the water leak occurred in Oct 2009. Bills were submitted with prior months rent to bring them current on rent less late fees. As of today, tenant has not paid March rent. Is it reasonable to request an adjustment to the water bills for the 7 day lag time in notifying landlord? Since the landlord would have assumed the liability had they not repaired the leak in a timely manner isn't the tenant liable for their non-timely notice?
Ok, thanks for your time!