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I am a landlord of an apartment and i have been informed that

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I am a landlord of an apartment and i have been informed that there has been a fire from a communal electricity cupboard. The flat has not been damage though the tenant will need to stay in a hotel until the electric are repaired and tested.
The management co have suggested that i pick up the bill for the hotel until it is resolved or speak to my insurers, my understanding of these matters is that is would be the blocks insurers that would have to pick up the cost ??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Yes they should pay for it. If it was not your fault why should you be out of pocket?
They should pay.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The insurers for the block have said they owner cover owner occupiers not tenants, does the tenant have a claim against me as the landlord considering it is not my fault, they have suggested the tenant claim off their insurance for hotel accommodation which I doubt would cover them ,
Do I have to pay for the hotel ?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
No you dont have to pay for a hotel. You could and then sue for the cost.
Alex
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Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi
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