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Steps to Take if You Notice Leaks in Your Ceiling

The Law Office Of Nicholas E. Tzaneteas

A leak in your walls or ceiling could result in a tenant’s worst nightmare- a ceiling collapse. Since the result of such an event can be devastating and even life threatening, it’s important to know what to do immediately after noticing a leak in your ceiling. If you or a loved one has been through a ceiling collapse incident, you need someone in your corner. Contact an experienced New York City ceiling collapse attorney right away.

Contact your landlord.

It’s imperative that you contact your landlord and notify them of the leak immediately. Document the complaint and take pictures of the damage so you have a record. Once your landlord inspects it, he or she will need to contact licensed plumbers and contractors to repair the leak and restore the ceiling. 

Evaluate the situation.

The first thing you should do if you see water spots or a sagging ceiling is to remove any furniture or valuable items from beneath it. This will ensure that your valuables are not destroyed before your landlord has the chance to contact the appropriate repair companies. This is considered an urgent matter, so they are legally obliged to address it immediately.


If a falling ceiling causes property damage, serious injury or a fatality, you may have a case. We’re here to represent New York City tenants, contact us so that we can help. Call us today at (833) 689-3476 for a free consultation.

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