We've survived wall to wall floating nastiness. We have slept, despite the jet-propulsed roar of fans and air-filters. Our whole lives are condensed into half the space it was before and, now that the Asbestos and Lead-Paint abatement crew have left, We have a see-thru style home, minus two of the vanities, and a toilet that was really quite useful.
The City Utilities' insurance adjuster kept congratulating me for being "Reasonable". I'm pretty convinced that he understands the word reasonable to equate with "Stupid". His enlightenment will come in due course.
My renters' insurance covers everything, except other folks water, shooting in reverse direction up my pipes. My landlord just decreed that he has bills to pay and will not be reducing our rent for the duration.
I detoured to my office this morning to pull the file I needed. Our lease, signed in 2008, clearly speaks to pro-rated reductions in rent, if portions of premises become uninhabitable. I believe the terms stay in effect, even after expiration of such a document.
I know exactly who will answer that for me, once he returns to his office after a few days away. The other clause that will be of interest is one describing the award of legal fees to the winning party in any dispute.
The Shark is sure to smell blood in the water.
I Googled a search on him and several articles popped up, not least of which is an interview by a major Newspaper stating that these works were selling for between $5,000 and $12,000 each, five years ago.
I don't usually "Go-Legal" but, in this case, I've been informed that I'm going to be making a claim against a government entity and all sorts of rules apply. Best share whatever compensation we may get with a proven pro at this kind of thing. If he can arrange a hit on my landlord, whilst he's at it, or expose him for the cheap scum he is, all to the good. That would be the best sleeping potion I could wish for.