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What Are Your Rights as a Renter If Your Home Gets Flooded? (VA) (Video)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- WWBT NBC12
What Are Your Rights as a Renter If Your Home Gets Flooded?
"RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - If you are a renter, you have rights when your home is flooded and your belongings are damaged.
Some of last week’s rain storm flooded a Richmond woman’s apartment. While Carriage Club apartments did move quickly by putting the tenant in a new unit, she says they’re dragging their feet on compensating her and making permanent repairs.
Never stop paying rent even if you feel your landlord owes you a rent reduction or compensation. NBC12's Diane Walker reached out to Carriage Club’s property management company in Alexandria, Virginia about Brya Savery’s desire to be compensated for the damage to her stuff. The Carriage Club apartments did not comment on the compensation but says residents’ safety is their top concern.
A recent hard rain came with consequences..."