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Liability of tenants for fire damage

In the case of an accidental fire in a house with tenants. Can the tenants be sued for damages to the house? John

It depends on the terms of the tenancy agreement – normally a landlord is responsible for external repairs and the tenant is responsible for internal repairs.  Therefore, under the normal tenancy agreement you would be responsible. 

 

Having said that, this is an insurable risk and it is easy to do because I presume you have contents that are insured so therefore adding internal fire damage would not be expensive.

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