Originally Posted by Letj
You're lucky you have a great landlord. If you were my tenant, I would make you and your room mate pay for the damage and if you fail to pay, I would evict you. You got quite a nerve I see.
As much as I agree with you that my house mate is at fault, the fact is that he filed a false claim and the insurance company paid out.
1. While it's too late to evict us becase the lease expired, evicting us would lead to a court proceeding -and we could have raised the issue on insurance fraud at any moment.
2.My room mate actually did reimburse the landlord for the other half (sorry I should have mentioned earlier). However, the point is whether or not the landlord committed an illegal act by filing the claim.
3. This landlord is not great, previous tenants at other renting properties (all female) have complained about his unannounced entries. Likewise, the same occurred with us before the incident. The renting unit is a house. Extent of damage: housemate's floor damaged, causing ceiling damage to another room mate dwelling below. (The treatment of this other room mate is another area of discussion).
Thank you for your responses! Please note that I am not trying to seek legal advice on this forum.