Leaking bathroom-who's responsible?
I live in a co-op, and my next door neighbors also own the apartment directly under ours. About 6 weeks ago, they approached my husband, and said that our bathroom was leaking, and causing damage to their apartment below. Unfortunately, my husband did let them and a maintanence worker into the apartment. We immediately recaulked it, and didn't hear anything else. A couple weeks later, they gave us a bill for the repairs to their apartment. $750 to repaint....trust me, these are small bathrooms! We have contacted our insurance company, and they are investigating. But, how can they actually prove that it is from our bathtub vs a leaking pipe in the wall? We have no damage to our bathroom floor, which I assume we would if the leak was because of our poor grout? And, are we responsible for their apartment? I have been reading about "negligence law" and if we fixed the problem as soon as we were notified, is it still our fault? Thanks in advance.