Damage from Neighboring Unit/Landlord

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One of my tenants just contacted me and let me know that the unit (that is owned by another landlord and occupied by a tenant) sprung a leak from the washer unit in the laundry room. The water from the leak has seaped under the shared wall between the units, saturating the drywall and underneath my laminate flooring.

I contacted my insurance company to look for their suggested course of action, but they didn't really help much. I don't think I should be responsible for the damages.

Can anyone make some solid suggestions? Is this damage on the neighboring landlord or renter?

Thanks in advance.

@James Letchford . If you can contact the Owner / PM for other unit apprise them of the situation. Ideally, they will take responsibility for the issue and correct / compensate. Otherwise, it will be on your dime or your insurance company. 

Originally posted by @James Letchford :

One of my tenants just contacted me and let me know that the unit (that is owned by another landlord and occupied by a tenant) sprung a leak from the washer unit in the laundry room. The water from the leak has seaped under the shared wall between the units, saturating the drywall and underneath my laminate flooring.

I contacted my insurance company to look for their suggested course of action, but they didn't really help much. I don't think I should be responsible for the damages.

Can anyone make some solid suggestions? Is this damage on the neighboring landlord or renter?

Thanks in advance.

 File a claim with your insurance company and have your tenant file a claim for damage to their property with their renters insurance company. Those insurance companies will go after the appropriate party to recoup their costs.