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What is sewage?

Sewage is defined as a water waste that is immersed in solution or suspension that is removed from a community in time. Sewage is also known as wastewater and is more than 99% water and is characterized by the volume and rate of flow, physical condition, chemical interchange, and bacteriological organisms that it contains within the sewage.

In the state of Indiana, can a landlord refuse to pay for the repairs of a sewage pump that caused sewage to spill out into a rental house?

In most cases the landlord is responsible for the safe and habitual premises for the tenant to live in. The landlord would be responsible for the repairs on the sewage pump, since it was the sewage pump that made the home unsafe to live in. In the state of Indiana, the tenant is allowed to put the rent towards the cost of the repairs if the repairs are not made within a reasonable amount of time and the tenant has the right to terminate the lease if the place is not fit to live in.

If a person is on a month to month lease and their apartment floods with sewage, can the landlord kick them out?

If the tenant does not have a valid written lease, then the landlord, in most cases, might be liable for up to 30 days of extra cost that the tenant might have to pay or might have suffered due to the sewage spill. The best thing that the tenant could do is consult a landlord-tenant lawyer in the person’s area and have them evaluate the case to see if there are further actions or costs that has to be paid.

If a person is renting a home and the basement floods with sewage does the landlord need to pay for it to be professionally cleaned or does the tenant have to pay for it ?

In most cases the landlord is responsible for any and all repairs that were not caused by the action or doings of the tenant. The tenant would only be held responsible for any and all damages that they themselves cause. If the tenant did not cause the sewage backup, then the tenant would not be responsible for the cleanup or costs associated with the sewage spill or backup. If the landlord does not take care of the issue then the tenant would be able to break the lease due to the landlord not being able to provide a safe home for the tenant.

If a person who has a neighbor that has their raw sewage running down the side of their property and draining into the neighbor’s pond, what can the neighbor do?

If the neighbor can show that the outflow of raw sewage is obvious, then he/she can contact the local sheriff/police and file a public nuisance issue. The person can also contact the Public Health Department and report it to them, as they would be the ones that would generally handle this type of situation.

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