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In Chicago Illinois, my kitchen sink backed up and water leaked onto my floor and to the condo beneath me. Am I responsible for paying for repairs that happened in the condo below me (drywall damage)? After these repairs are made (if I am responsible) am I responsible for re-painting, staining only effected area or the whole room?
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DearCustomer- Generally you would be responsible for damage to another unit as a result of a problem from your unit. I cannot possible tell you exactly the extent of the damage for which you may be liable but all of this should be covered by your liability insurance. I would certainly turn this in to your insurance and let them deal with what is to be paid etc.

They extent of damages would most likely be only the affected area unless it was impossible to repair without repainting the entire room. If this had been as a result of an act of God such as a flood then each unit would have its own responsibility but this damage was caused by a problem related to your unit.

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