Downstairs neighbor suspected a leak in their bathroom and opened up their ceiling to see where the water is coming from. It would appear that a small leak is coming from below my bathtub, this was not known or visible to me otherwise. There is no water leak or damage upstairs, issue seems to be in the piping between 2 floors.
Of course I will fix the leak problem. But the neighbor is also asking me to replace their ceiling that they opened up without my knowledge. The neighbor is also insisting on doing repair work themselves and just having me pay for it which I am not comfortable with.
Am I responsible for fixing the neighbor's ceiling that they demolished themselves even though the leak came from my apartment? (the question is only about the ceiling damage that neighbor himself caused)
Additional details requested from comments:
- this is in US / Florida
- I am a tenant
- Building is a condo with many units