Hi, I am a tenant who is trying to get my landlord to agree to give me my security deposit
back after I move out at the end of this month.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
JA: Has any paperwork been filed in court? And what is your ideal outcome for the situation?
Customer: No paper work yet, I have just been going back and forth with my landlord trying to figure out the cause of the actual water damage, but he is not working with me on this.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was taking a bath, and the water level was at the overflow cover, so if it was working properly, no water leakage would have occurred. When I notified the landlord to check the overflow drain pipe and gasket for possible leaks, his only reply was that he had his pipes pressure tested and inspected in 2008 and 2009. He refuses to look into the actual cause, only stating the cause was I "filled the tub too high", but the water never overflowed the bathtub, and I don't see how I am legally responsible for the water damage.