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As the case study above indicates, it can be difficult to eliminate blockages, assign errors (and decide who should pay the bill). If it is a relatively simple thing, such as a large piece of hair that has blocked runoff, the responsibility could fall to the tenant, but even if the landlord has no tangible evidence to the contrary, it could be argued that the hair may have accumulated in the runoff for years before the lease began or that the landlord did not have a hair trap on the runoff. they had not taken care of their property at all. Blocked exits are not necessarily an owner`s job. A tenant is responsible for repairing clogged or defective exits within the boundaries of the land. In the first year, the property was inhabited by a married couple with a new baby and a two-year-old child. There were a number of problems that the landlord was unhappy with during their rent (gardens and lawns that were not maintained, and neighbors complaints about arguments late at night), so their lease was not renewed. In the second year, the property was rented by a single adult (Matt) and his older mother. There were no further complaints and the house and gardens were well maintained. Clogged exits and clogged sewers in leased buildings are among the most frequent areas of litigation between landlords and tenants, as it can be very difficult to apportion responsibilities or responsibilities as to how the blockade was originally caused.

So, who pays for traffic jams and sewer cleanings in rental buildings? However, it is impossible to prove this fact. Who knows, for example, if Matt and his mother had friends or family with babies and if they were visiting during their rent and had put a diaper in the toilet? Finding insurance to cover the costs of cleaning and repairing blocked exits is self-explanatory, but transferring the risk to a tenant can be a little more difficult, because at the end of the day, it will be up to you to prove that it was their abuse that directly caused the problem. When it comes to transferring responsibility for the cost of repairing blocked exits or putting defective pipes in your rented property, it can sometimes be as simple as insurance that covers you. If you`re not sure where you are with your insurance, ring the bell and ask them. If you don`t like the answers (for example.B. if you find that you are not insured about damage to someone else`s property, if your tenant runs water in the bathroom), buy around to find insurance that would make you feel safer.