At this point everyone knows the rain has been pretty destructive to all aspects of life in Los Angeles but a discussion came up yesterday and I thought I’d put it to everyone here to see what we come up with. Say a person lives in an apartment building that has been leaking – to the effect that it’s actually caused some water damage to the walls, the paint, the carpet, the floors, whatever. Is it the renters job to fix this or the land lords? What if nothing is fixed and they try to move a few months down the line, can the land lord charge them for the damage that was done from the leaks that they might not have even known about? What if they notified the land lord before the rain of leaks that were never fixed? What if it’s a commercial rental rather than residential? Basically, who’s responsibility is it to make the sure building doesn’t leak, and who has to cover the costs if it does?