I own a condo which had some water damage due to a pipe bursting in the unit. The tenant turned sour (we told her this was an accident, not our fault that the pipe broke)...we had the tenant move to a hotel of her choice (paying twice what she pays us in rent/day) and redid all the flooring and had her move back in.
She withheld the rent for a month and started claiming her personal property had been damaged. A week later, she gave her 30 day notice to move out and tells us to take the rent out of her security deposit.
my question here is that are we responsible to pay for damages to her personal property by law in Massachusetts? Our insurance adjuster says we are not responsible (or rather he said our own policy wouldn't cover her...she needs to have her own insurance for her property). Regardless of coverage, I am wondering whether we are responsible to pay for her personal property that is damaged?