Does a commercial landlord have any responsibility to repair damages?

Does a commercial landlord have any responsibility to repair damages?

Generally this will be covered by insurance.
The primary responsibility would lie with whoever owned the faulty equipment, since it was their failure to properly maintain the equipment that led to the flooding.

It would be their insurance or if they don’t have insurance, then the liability would fall on them personally.

If that was the restaurant, then it would be the responsibility of the restaurant’s insurance (or the restaurant) to “make you whole”.

If that was the landlord, then it would be the
responsibility of the landlord’s insurance (or the landlord) to “make you whole”.

Regardless of who owns the actual Hability, you are handling this matter incorrectly. The correct way to handle this situation is to:
Place a claim with your insurance company

Let your insurance company’s lawyers go
after whoever is actually liable You don’t care who that actually is That’s your insurance company’s problem,
not yours personally

So call your insurance company already, and get yourself back in business, and let your insurance company sort the rest of it out. It’s their problem, not yours; that’s why you pay for insurance in the first place.

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