Renters: How to Recover After a Natural Disaster
Landlords are required to provide safe and structurally sound apartments for tenants. The tenant is free to break the lease if the property is not safe or livable. If the tenant continues to live there, the landlord must continue to keep power and utilities on (to the extent that it would be safe). The landlord is not generally responsible for putting up or financing hurricane, tornado, or storm protection. FEMA may offer financial assistance to both tenants and landlords after a disaster.
Last Update : July 22, 2018 UTC