Is the landlord responsible for cleaning out the gutters?

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Our basement flooded recently due to backed up gutters, and the owner of the house in a fit of rage blamed us (the tenants) for not having them cleaned out - saying it was our responsibility as it is part of landscaping maintenance. She is refusing to put carpet back down and wants to put an addendum in the lease saying any water damage caused by lack of leaf or outside maintenance will be our responsibility. I think she is trying to escape her responsibilities, but I need to find out for sure.

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