Who is responsible for the damage from water heater leak? 2 Answers as of September 04, 2017

We are a 3-year tenants of a home. The water heater was pushing 20 years old and rusted out. The resulting leak damaged the drywall platform on which the water heater stood. There was no drain pan. It is in the garage, which has concrete floors. The rental company is now trying to charge us for the water heater removal fee and the new plywood for the platform.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
The owner of the property clearly is responsible. You did no damage to the water heater and did not have to repair it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/4/2017
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
They are responsible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/4/2017
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