Reader caus­ing stink over sewage leak at apart­ment

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS... -

This past week­end I had a very un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dence oc­cur in my apart­ment. I came home to find a sew­er­age leak (yes you read it cor­rectly, raw sewage) in my kitchen from the above apart­ment. I will spare you the de­tails but to make a long story short, I had to get rid of a bunch of ap­pli­ances and var­i­ous other items in my kitchen as they were cov­ered in hu­man waste. Now I just re­ceived my of­fi­cial “we won’t be paying out your claim” email from my in­surance provider (a very well-known one here in the UAE). Reasons are: 1 - your pol­icy only cov­ers you for wa­ter leak­age and it wasn’t wa­ter that leaked on your kitchen and 2 - the leak was from an­other apart­ment so they should take the blame. Now, I’m sit­ting in a sit­u­a­tion where my build­ing man­age­ment is say­ing its not their fault, my in­surance is say­ing they won’t cover it and there isn’t even any­one cur­rently liv­ing in the apart­ment above me who I can ask to pay for the dam­ages. Can any­one pro­vide me with as­sis­tance on what to do? Be­tween a rock and a sewage cov­ered kitchen UAE They are not se­ri­ous buy­ers, but waste pre­cious hours for those un­der time pres­sure to down­size or sell up com­pletely. Who are th­ese peo­ple? Are they not busy enough at their work­sta­tions that they can spend hours do­ing this? If cer­tain mo­bile num­bers have bought no items over a pe­riod of time, they should be banned from th­ese sites. This is not the way to while away a bor­ing shift... They are caus­ing dam­age to someone else! AMH UAE

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