The Interplay Between Tenant Possession and Landlord Control

by James R. Walston and Naphtalie Librun-Ukiri
October 1, 2019

Reprinted with permission from BOMA Magazine, September/October 2019

Can a landlord avoid responsibility for injuries to that employee simply because the tenant has exclusive possession of the leased premises? A landlord's liability for injuries occurring within a leased property depends on several factors: the status of the injured party, which includes invitees and trespassers; the condition of the leased premises; the activities of the landlord and those of the tenant and/or the tenant's invitees; and the degree of landlord control of the leased premises. Read More

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