A week ago, lightning struck and caused a fireplace in an Orlando apartment. Now, WESH 2’s Gail Paschall-Brown gives renters insight on what they desire to complete if such like transpires with them.
WEBVTT HAPPENS. REPORTER: BUSES AND FIRE AND WATER CLEANUP TRUCKS WERE AT PLANTATION CONDOS MONDAY IN ORLANDO.EIGHT RESIDENTS BOTH Proprietors AND RENTERS WERE DISPLACED FRIDAY WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK THE COMPLEX.RESIDENTS SAY THEY Needed Possessions OUT MONDAY JUST THREEDAYS Following The FIRE.>> It Is Really An ACT OF GOD What Went Down HERE.Therefore It WASN’T THE LANDLORD’S FAULT.REPORTER: ATTORNEY CARLOS MARTINWHO HANDLES TENANT-LANDLORD ISSUES PUTS IT By Doing This.The Owner Accounts For The 4 WALLS. ATTORNEY MARTIN: The Owner ISRESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING YOU Able To Maneuver In. OKAY? The 4 WALLS. The Ground, THE CEILING, Water, THE, You Realize, ELECTRICITY.They Need To Place You In What’s Known as A HABITABLE CONDITION. A Home That May Be Resided IN. ROY: AS For Use On Your Possessions, TV, FURNITURE, CLOTHING? ATTORNEY MARTIN: ALL Individuals Are The RESPONSIBILITY Which Is WHY I Usually TELL PEOPLE, HAVE RENTERS INSURANCE.REPORTER: You Have OPTIONS HESAYS IF A Home Is INHABITABLEYOU CAN ASK To Become From Your LEASE.ATTORNEY MARTIN: FLORIDA Is An Extremely TENANT-FAVORABLE Condition.THEY FAVOR TENANTS. -Said To Be DONE.REPORTER: HE States CALLING A Lawyer Can Sort Out This Method Including PROPER NOTICES TO Everyone Concerned.Lawyer MARTIN: Should You Choose THINGS Properly, It Will Help YOU.
Attorney Carlos Martin, who handles tenant-landlord issues, spoken with WESH 2 News on Monday.
Residents stated they needed their possessions on Monday, just 72 hours following the fire.
Personal possessions, televisions, furniture and clothing would be the renter’s responsibility.
“Should you choose things properly, it will help you break your lease and obtain your deposit back,” Martin stated.
He stated calling a lawyer can sort out this method, including delivering proper notices to everyone concerned.