Water dripping from the ceiling is every homeowner’s nightmare. The stain on the ceiling increases, the water begins to flood the apartment, damaging the wallpaper, furniture and appliances. Everyone who has ever experienced flooding understands that neighbors may not be at home, there is a risk that they will refuse to pay compensation, and besides, they may simply not have the money for this … Yes, and repair is an unpleasant business! So, let’s figure out how to minimize the effects of flooding.
What to do if neighbors flood
It is clear that at the first moment a person begins to panic: “Oh horror, the neighbors from above flooded, what should I do ?!”. But then it retreats and the time comes for calm, balanced actions.
First of all, you need to contact the management company and invite the neighbors — in their presence you must draw up an act of flooding, — says Andrey Katsailidi, Managing Partner, Katsailidi & Partners Law Office. — You can write by hand: the act should contain information about the place and date of the incident, as well as a detailed description of the damage. For example, the wallpaper in the living room peeled off, the stove was flooded, the floor in the corridor was swollen, and so on.