Recently a water main burst in our apartment complex resulting in our apartment being uninhabitable for 5 days as we had no running water.
No attempt was made by the landlord or property manager to offer alternative accommodation or help during this time (despite us asking) and we were forced to moved out.
Water has since been restored and we have moved back in however we have requested a reduction of 5 days for the period that water was unavailable.
Both the landlord and property manager have rejected our request claiming this is outside of the landlords control and suggested we contact the owners corp for compensation.
Given the landlord owns the relationship with the owners corporation (not us, the tenant) shouldn't they be seeking compensation for lost income?
Seems completely unreasonable that we have been effectively booted out of our apartment with no support over the Easter long weekend and now have to go on a wild goose chase seeking compensation from the owners corp.
We are not asking for an ongoing reduction or compensation for cost we incurred relocating, we are just asking for a reduction for the period where there was no running water.
We are paying month to month and both have secure jobs so we are actually blown away that in this climate they are not being reasonable whatsover (especially considering we were planning on extending for another 6 months!!)
What are your thoughts ozbargain? Are we being unreasonable or are we getting screwed over?