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Warehouse Roof Damaged (Leaking) - How do handle this?

Discussion in 'Commercial Property' started by willister, 1st Feb, 2016.

  1. willister

    willister Member

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    Hi,

    Our old warehouse (built late 60s) has had some roof damaged over the weekend (Friday actually) due to heavy falls on Melbourne. Tenant has emailed leak areas and agent has forwarded onto me, I'm making a claim with our insurance who assures us that for small claims of less than $5K, it should be fairly straight forward...

    Do I need to watch out for anything from my tenant? He has suffered damage to his telephone and some computer gear...

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Unless the lease is written in the tenants favour, I'd expect the tenant has to claim from their own insurance for damage to their stuff.
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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  4. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    The tenant's own property is their concern unless

    1. Stated otherwise in an agreement such as lease

    2. They can prove wilful neglect on the landlord part

    Water leaks are common so should not be a problem. If you have a contractor to repair the damage it is a good time for them to inspect the entire roof structure, gutters and drains to make certain there are no issues that could come up in the future.
     
  5. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    I'd be very surprised if the lease didn't anything other than protect your interests - especially in regards to tenants property damage.