Are You Responsible for the Tenant’s Injuries?

You’re required to make your property safe for your tenants and any guests they have, and this is something you should take seriously. If you are found negligent in your maintenance duties, then you could be held responsible for a tenant’s injuries. The injured tenant may ask you to pay for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and other bodily harm, permanent physical disability and disfigurement, and mental damage. The tenant may also ask you to compensate for property damage caused by a malfunction or unsafe conditions of the rental units.

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Always keep your property well maintained. It not only helps prevent tenants from getting hurt, but it will also protect you if the tenant claims that you are responsible for the injury or damage.