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Monday, October 29, 2012

Commercial Landlord Liability - Hurricane Sandy

Commercial landlords secure your property as soon as the storm passes. While a property owner is not liable for injuries occurring on their premises during a storm in progress, the landlord only has an objective reasonable time to remedy the situation or face liability thereafter.

So, landlords, its your job tomorrow, following the storm, to inspect your properties and immediately institute corrective measures. If the dangerous condition existing on your premises will take time to remedy, you are charged with providing adequate warnings and barriers to protect those who are to be rightfully in and on the premises. 

Good luck and be safe. 

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