Tenant has burned down my kitchen what can I do?
the tenants just moved in less than 20 days in Jacksonville FL and has started a fire in my kitchen. I am not sue how bad it is yet as I am out of state. from speaking with her its sounds like just the kitchen stove area and maybe cabinet has burns or smoke damages. problem is I don’t have insurance on the home yet and I don’t think the have gotten renters insurance yet. that said what do I do? are they liable for anything? can I sue them? what are some steps I can take?
I have recorded on audio via phone with the tenant stating the son was cooking something and looks like it was a grease fire.