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Tag Archives: landlord-tenant law

The Landlord’s Liability to Child Tenants

By Robert Ross |

THE LANDLORD’S STANDARD DUTY: ORDINARY SKILL AND CARE Generally speaking, California landlords have a statutory duty to use “ordinary care or skill” in managing and maintaining rental properties. Normally this means ensuring that rental premises are free of known defects at the start of a new tenancy, and repairing defects and dangerous conditions within a… Read More »

The Landlord’s Historical Liability for Defective Rental Property

By Robert Ross |

HISTORICALLY, LANDLORDS HAD LITTLE LIABILITY FOR DEFECTS IN RENTAL PROPERTY In the past, landlords generally had little liability to tenants if defective rental property resulted in injury to tenants or their families and guests. Old laws imposed no duty on landlords to make rental properties safe or habitable, because the tenant–not the landlord–had primary possession… Read More »

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