Residents of New York City in the winter months appreciate what “cold” means – especially if your apartment has faulty heating. With temperatures dropping as low as 14 degrees, with snow and ice, a cold apartment is a nightmare. If you are living with heating problems and a faulty radiator, do you have a case against your landlord? The answer is very likely that you do.
Liability, when it comes to property damage, can be pretty clear-cut, but sometimes it can also become complicated. In some instances, liability might rest with a person who was directly responsible for causing the damage. Third-party negligence can play a part as well, though it might be more difficult to prove, and can result in someone else being liable for damage. Natural causes do not leave you with a party for a civil suit in most cases, though your insurance should cover many of these situations.
A year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, in what is known as the second costliest hurricane in United States history, home and property owners are still struggling to obtain the financial coverage they believe they were promised.
Thousands of homes stand gutted and bare while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and private insurance companies continue to delay assessing the damage and financial need of residents now homeless. Families displaced by the storm have turned to hotel rooms, temporary apartments, and crowding in with relatives but, unfortunately, it does not seem that they will be returning to their own homes any time soon.
When the winter season is just around the corner, property owners in New York understand how important it is to prepare for the months ahead in which rough weather can cause serious damage to their home or business. Winter brings a variety of destructive elements to the east coast each year, such as strong winds, freezing temperatures, and heavy snow fall.
The following tips can help you protect your property from storm damage.
Severe storms and blizzards can inflict a lot of damage on a property’s roof, resulting in structural issues, leaks, and even collapse. The best defense against roof damage is to trim back any tree branches or trees that could fall on your property during a storm.