10 Things You Should Know About Landlord Liability and Exposure

November 1, 2010

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    Helen Lovely says:
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    Does a landlord bear any responsibility for vehicles parked on rental property but not owned by either the landlord or the tenant ? However, the tenant had given permission to the owners of the vehicles without consulting the landlord or getting approval. This infraction included one large motor-home & 3 other disabled vehicles for a period of several months. They were in the back fenced yard but still an eyesore to neighbors & concern to me, the landlord. The tenant is in the car repair business but has a shop at another location. He also has four vehicles of his own & a motor cycle. He is the only occupant. Thank you. Please respond to helenlovely@aol.com

  • August 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    jeff says:
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    Does a landlord have any responsibility for drugs in a tenants business on his property?

  • November 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    Judy says:
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    Does a landlord have the responsibility to repair damage caused by their tenant to another unit when they rent out their condominium?

  • August 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm
    Dan Pangan says:
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    We are currently renting a luxury apartment in a up scale neighborhood, after filling out and DISCLOSING every bit of information about us, we finally got what I thought was the perfect place to settle down overlooking the view of the lake for a 13 month lease, but after a few weeks, we had a heavy downpour and to my SURPRISE, our garage was FLOODED with about 4 to 5 inches of rainwater occupying THREE-QUARTERS of the area INSIDE! and destroying some of our belongings. I have to remove my shoes when exiting the car everytime we have light or heavy rain because water tends to flow to a lower spot and too bad my garage is the lowest. I immediately went to the leasing office and they were very shocked to see the video I took????
    They said they’re going to send a clean up crew right away to get rid of the flood and see what they can do about it. It’s been 11 months and been raining almost every other weekend and guess what, they have not done anything to solve the problem, since I do do a lot of woodworking projects in the garage, due to the smell of mold, I quit working because it’s making me sick because of the bad odor. My next 3 or 4 door neighbors with same problem said they already complained too but was told the same promise… WERE WORKING ON IT!!! This apartment complex has been around for more than 15 years so I think what’s happening is that they’re saying the same thing to the renters every time without disclosing the problem and getting away with it
    Are landlords obliged to also tell future tenants about the defects of the apartments they’ll be leasing for months?
    Also please I like also to know what proper actions can be taken so other future tenants won’t suffer to this HORRIFYING conditions I’m experiencing now.
    Thank you…. DESPERATE TENANT!!!

    • August 30, 2017 at 7:32 am
      Jean says:
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      Report the condition to building and safety

  • July 12, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Jeanninebarford says:
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    Our tenant is doing work on our farm such as mowing and cleaning out gutters. If he is injured are we liable for his injuries?



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