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My condo was rented and there was a fire. If it is

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My condo was rented and there was a fire. If it is determined that the fire was caused by my tenant and the damages exceed my policy limits, can we get the additional cost to repair from the tenants liability policy??
JA: Does this involve a written or oral agreement? Is it a month-to-month lease or fixed term?
Customer: one year lease prepared by an attorney.
JA: Landlord-tenant law varies by city and state. Where is the property located?
Customer: Long Island, NY
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Customer: Just an answer about the initial question
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Yes, if the fire was due to the tenant's negligent or intentional act then they are liable for the damages and you can sue them. Their liability policy would cover damage to your building due to their negligence.

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