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hi im renting a house...
hi
im renting a house in sugarland tx
i had problems in the house ,- flood from the bathroom and a fire in the kitchen , the landloard had an ins for the both of them the thing is during the time of fixing these problems i had to leave the house with my family and we stayed in the hotel , for about a month and an half , his ins is not gonna cover that and now he is asking for rent from us , i think he is going to try to ivct us from here can u tell me is there a chance of me fighting this in court or should i just pay him the rent
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If you were responsible for the flood and fire, then the landlord could sue you for the damage, which would include the rent.

 

If the flood and fire were caused by the landlord's negligence, then you are not responsible for the rent and you can sue the landlord for the cost of alternate housing.

 

If the flood and fire were caused by an "Act of God" accident, then you are not responsible for the rent, but the landlord is not responsible for your housing costs.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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