How do we deal with this??
A few months ago during a bad rain storm our MBR ceiling began dripping. Unfortunately I did'nt hear or notice anything until the damage was done.
1. I had to cancel my flight for that evening to stay home, scrambled to get maintenance/bldg owner out here, and spent all night dumping out buckets of water.
*Had to pay a flight cancellation fee.*
2. Brand new (and very expensive!) Simmons Mattress now has a large stain due to water dripping on it, which makes the mattress warranty null & void. Any resale value would be much less as well.
Not to mention we bought this in the States & had it shipped over here.
3. Mattress cover (very large...which no reg washer could handle) was also water stained and had to be professionaly cleaned at our cost.
Blg management, and maintenace came out and inspected, took photos etc. and the end result was it was leaks from the flat above us & the repairs to their leak were made. Clogged drains of the owner.
(and btw, no one lives in flat above us..but there is an owner)
In the meantime (over months & months!) we have gotten little to no help resolving who will pay for our damages & costs incurred.
FINALLY a management commitee meeting (made up of a few owners here) was held (which we were'nt allowed to attend) and we've now been told that the owner will not be held responsible & will NOT have to pay for damages.
So now I'm stuck with a damaged mattress, flight cancellation fee, and dry cleaning bill...not to mention all the other crap in between I had to handle.
We were even willing to except some minimal amount...we just wanted someone to show some consideration & responsibility.
What the hell is wrong with people here??...I mean really!...you cause to damage to someones property, you should pay. It's thats simple.
We're livid!...to say the least, and not taking this laying down.
Do we have a good case if we take this to an attorney?