landlord liability News

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Landlord Not Liable for Infant Burned by Radiator

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that a landlord can’t be held responsible for burns an infant suffered rolling from a bed onto a scalding radiator. The 5-2 decision issued July 31 means the landlord can’t be sued for not …

Oregon Rental Company Settles for $105k in Living Conditions Suit

A Portland, Ore. rental management company has agreed to pay $105,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by an ex-tenant who claimed she endured deplorable living conditions. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement came from A&G Management after they had sent a …

Velocity Risk Underwriters Launches Landlords Policy in Florida

Velocity Risk Underwriters has expanded its Florida products to include a landlords policy for rental properties (DP-3) for annual, seasonal, and vacation rentals. Velocity’s homeowners programs in Florida utilizes Texas-based State National Insurance Company. Velocity offers statewide coverage with a …

CSE Insurance Group Releases New Landlord Insurance Product in California

CSE Insurance Group, a West Coast property and casualty insurance provider, has released a new landlord insurance product to address the complete needs of landlords. The coverage is currently available in California, but will become available in Arizona and Nevada …

Landlords in Michigan Town Must Ensure Renters Keep Homes Crime-Free

A new ordinance in Saginaw will require renters to pledge to keep their homes free of crime and puts landlords on the hook for making sure tenants obey the rules. The ordinance, dubbed the “crime-free lease addendum,” was approved on …

Ohio Supreme Court: Landlords Liable for Safety of Tenants’ Guests

The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. The unanimous decision resolves a conflict in two lower appeals courts that reached different conclusions in similar cases. The Feb. 12 decision …