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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Yes, you may send your demand letter asking for reimbursement of the expenses you made in the emergency cleanup of the overflow of the toilet and place a date by which the payment must be received by you or you will have your attorney file suit to collect the money from the landlord.
The fact that the professional plumber stated that they found a clog of wipes, given that you do not use those wipes in the home, suggests that a partial clog already existed when you moved in and that could not have been your fault or negligence.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.I hope that I have been able to fully answer your question. As I am not an employee of JustAnswer, please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am compensated for assisting you. Thank you in advance.I wish you and yours the best in 2016,Doug
It is possible that your questions and issues might be better served by an in-depth conversation with me. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge I can offer you a private phone conference.Please know that I answered your question in good faith, providing you with the information that you asked for, and I did that with the expectation that you would act likewise and rate my service to you. If I have already provided you with the information you asked for and you have no additional questions, would you please now rate my service to you so I can be compensated for assisting you?Thanks in advance,Doug
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.Please remember to rate my service to you so that I can be compensated for helping you. Thank you in advance.I wish you and yours the best in 2016,Doug
Can the landlord increase the rent in retaliation ? How can she prove it is not in retaliation ? No, the landlord cannot do anything in retaliation. If you have a lease, then the rent amount is known for the period of the lease. When a new lease comes up, yes any landlord can increase rent when a new lease is signed.
It is possible that your questions and issues might be better served by an in-depth conversation with me. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge I can offer you a private phone conference. Please know that I answered your question in good faith, providing you with the information that you asked for, and I did that with the expectation that you would act likewise and rate my service to you. If I have already provided you with the information you asked for and you have no additional questions, would you please now rate my service to you so I can be compensated for assisting you?Thanks in advance,Doug
Hi,Is there anything else I can assist you with today?Doug
You wrote: If we cannot prove negatively, are we liable for the wipes found in the toilet despite the fact that there was no prior notice of not to put wipes. Most wipes clearly state that they are suitable for flushing and so absent a rule by the landlord that you may not flush wipes, then you may do so.
But you say you didn't use or flush wipes---and so they could not have come from you, and that is your defense.
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We have been going at this for more than 24 hours now. I would be happy to call you to discuss this matter. I already offered you the call and will make the offer again. I think that this will be the only way that I can satisfy your need for reassurance.
If you are not interested in a call, I will opt out.
I am unable to further assist you in this matter, and I am going to opt out of your question and open this up for other professionals.Your question is being placed back in the question list for other professionals to see, and to respond to. You do not have to stay online for the question to be active. Should another professional pick it up, you should be alerted by email unless you actively disable this feature.There is no need for you to reply at this time as this may "lock" your question back to me, thus inadvertently delaying other professionals' access to it.I apologize for any inconvenience and wish you well in your future.Doug
I am a different attorney and I will be happy to assist you.
You stated that a plumber already provided an opinion that wipes were the cause of the plumbing damage. I would ask for a copy of the plumbers conclusions. You can also have an independent licensed plumber go to the property and make an evaluation as to the condition of the plumping system that shows that there has been an issue for many years.
You would take the position that the issues with the plumbing were the already in existence when you moved in.
You can also prepare affidavits where you swear under oath that you never used wipes in lieu of toilet paper.
4. What is my remedy if she keeps demanding the money and blaming us for whatever we have not done ? Once this is resolved if she continues harassing you I would suggest obtaining an order against for harassment.
Where is the property located so I can provide local information?
Sample demand letters:
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YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE A NEGATIVE RATING TO RECEIVE A REFUND. Are you still with me?
Please ignore the additional services request.
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