After living for three years, the kitchen fouled the house four times. Mr. Gao, a struggling resident, sued the property company and the developer at the same time. Tongzhou Court released news today, the court ruled that the property and developers should bear the responsibility according to their respective faults.
In 2017, Mr. Gao lived in a new house bought in Tongzhou. After a while, the kitchen sewer backwater, he just decorated the house soaked. Mr. Gao contacted the property right away, and the property quickly dredged up the pipeline. But he didn’t expect it to be repeated every few months. In the past three years, there have been four cases of backwater, more and more serious each time. Especially for the last time, the furniture in the kitchen and living room was damaged. Mr. Gao said that during this period, the attitude of property companies to repair more and more perfunctory. He began to suspect that there might be a problem with the laying of the kitchen sewer pipe. Under Mr. Gao’s reminder, the property management company found that there was a problem with the slope of the kitchen sewer pipe on the ground floor, which should be the main reason for repeated backwater.
Mr. Gao contacted the developer many times, but nobody paid attention to it. He asked the property company to compensate, but he didn’t get a reply. He simply took the two parties to court and claimed various losses. At the same time, the developer is required to eliminate the danger and rectify the slope of the underground kitchen sewer.
After receiving the subpoena from the court, the developer finally responded to Mr. Gao’s appeal and rectified the relevant projects under the supervision of the court. At the same time, Mr. Gao also told the property company that he had not found the problem in time and asked the property company to refund part of the property fee.
At the opening of the court, the developer did not agree to make compensation. The property company said that we had tried our best to dredge the pipeline, fulfilled the service obligation and refused to refund the property fee.
The court held that it was an objective fact that the furniture of Mr. Gao’s house was damaged due to backwater. The property management company delayed the maintenance and found that there was a problem in the slope of the first floor of the underground water after several inspections, and there was negligence in management. The main reason for the return water was that the developer did not have a slope in the design and construction of the downpipe. Therefore, property companies and developers should compensate Mr. Gao for the loss caused by this return water. Mr. Gao’s furniture loss, traffic loss and loss of work caused by repeated communication with the property and developers totaled more than 2000 yuan. The court ruled that the property company should bear 20% of the responsibility, the developer should bear 80% of the responsibility, and the property company should refund 600 yuan of property fee.