Landlords - did you know

By Nancy Kaller on May 03, 2021 at 04:50 PM in Articles
Landlords - did you know

Landlords - did you know

Did you know you can be held legally responsible for injuries from dangerous or unmaintained conditions, things you didn’t tell your renter about that weren’t blatantly obvious. And If your renter reported any dangerous conditions, even if they are self-inflicted, and you didn’t make any attempts to remedy them, you can be held liable, even for a renter’s pain and suffering.

Even if your renter didn’t report any dangerous conditions, you can be held liable for violating safety laws, inadequately fixing dangerous conditions, not fixing the conditions promptly, and not bringing the dangerous condition to the attention of your renter. In short, you could be held liable for any circumstance that you knew about, which could cause harm to your renters.

A few suggestions to help protect yourself 

Make sure you continue to provide the safest most secure environment possible. 

Fix dangerous conditions reported to you promptly.

Make regular inspections of the rental unit, inside and out.

Take precautions to prevent problems that could affect health or safety.

Look into getting landlord insurance.

Take the necessary security precautions, such as warning your renters about the past incident, changing the locks, or installing security cameras around your property. Currently, the “law of negligence” reads that a landlord is responsible to protect their renter from foreseeable third-party criminal assaults.

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This article is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice. Laws and statutes are always subject to change and may vary by county or city. You are responsible for performing your research and complying with all laws applicable to your unique situation.

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