|reply to walta |
Re: Should we let the tenant move back in after the fire?
Well, in many places, just having the home recovering from fire damage like that would take the choice out of the 2 party's hands. You can't rent a unit that is illegal to rent(which it is here), regardless of any agreements. Stuff like fire and water damage would be a big no-no for new renters, even if the law allowed existing renters to stay. The need for meth lab abatement is another one where you basically can't rent it, although in that case they're likely in jail/prison/CPS so it's a moot point. O_o
Maybe if you had a hospitable residence that didn't have outdated stuff in it, it wouldn't have been an issue.
Sure, you can blame the both of you on this one, but it isn't far fetched to think that most people today may not know what they can and cannot block due to people not updating their rentals to code. There's a reason those codes change year after year, let alone after decades. It's a safety hazard and honestly, maybe you should make it a point to do walkthroughs and point out the do's and don'ts in your rentals when you do rent them out.
I'd say it's as much your fault as the renter's.