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I have a rental property in Tarrant County that the tenants…

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I have a rental property in Tarrant County that the tenants essentially ruined. It turns out that my property management company had not been doing inspections and because of that, I am dealing with over $16,000 in rehab bills. I am trying to explore my options.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I reported it to the property manager and even tried to file a vandalism claim with my insurance carrier. The claim was denied due to the damage being caused by a tenant.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I think that should suffice for now

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Broker is not responsible or liable in any manner for personal injury to any person or for loss or damage to any person’s
property resulting from any act or omission not caused solely by Broker’s gross negligence, including injuries or damages
caused by: (i) other parties including, but not limited to, other brokers, their associates, inspectors, appraisers, prospective
tenants and vendors who access the Property; (ii) acts of tenants or other parties (for example, vandalism, theft, or other
criminal or intentional acts); (iii) freezing or leaking water pipes; (iv) a dangerous condition or environmental condition on
the Property (including, but not limited to mold); or (v) the Property’s non-compliance with any laws.

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