On the chance that anyone in here is a lawyer or knows about landlord laws, I have a question regarding landlord responsibilities. The situation is this: my girlfriend has an apartment, and during the first rain of the year water marks appeared on the ceiling. She called and told him and he said he would send out his roofer. Another big rain came, and they got worse. She called again, and he said he'd said his roofer again. Then we got about 6 or so inches of snow in mid december, and when it all melted water started coming into the room (We weren't there when it started, but came back to find a stream of water running down the wall and a hole in the ceiling dropping a steady stream onto her headboard, which then splashed everywhere.) I made a rig out of a tarp and a trashcan to funnel all the water into the can and not all over the floor etc. as soon as we got back, but it was too late. Anyway, a few things were ruined due to water damage (nasty brown water) and when the roofer actually came he said that he knew the roof was had a problem over the summer before she moved in and he'd told the landlord about it, but the landlord didn't tell him to fix it. Furthermore the landlord said over the phone the first time the spots appeared that the roofer had a key to the apartment so he could look inside and see where the problem was, but he told us that he actually didn't have a key. Does the landlord have any responsibility to pay for the ruined stuff? It's about $150 worth, including the headboard to her bed. This is in Ohio if that matters.