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Who Has Liability for Dangerous Sidewalks?

By Robert Ross |

PROPERTY OWNERS MUST NOT CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON SIDEWALKS California law does not require property owners to maintain public sidewalks adjacent to their properties. Maintenance of public sidewalks is generally the duty of the city or municipality that owns the walkway. However, where statutes (laws) or other regulations (such as CC&Rs) require property owners… Read More »

Are Business Owners Responsible for Sidewalks?

By Robert Ross |

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE NOT GENERALLY OBLIGATED TO MAINTAIN OR REPAIR PUBLIC SIDEWALKS In California, the general rule states that property owners and managers have no duty to repair, maintain, or mitigate hazards occurring on public sidewalks, even if those sidewalks are immediately adjacent to the property owner’s business. This is because most sidewalks¬†are¬†owned by… Read More »

Are Homeowners Liable for Dangerous Sidewalks?

By Robert Ross |

GENERALLY, PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE NO DUTY TO MAINTAIN OR REPAIR PUBLIC SIDEWALKS California law generally does not hold property owners liable for the failure to repair, maintain, or clean public sidewalks adjacent to their homes or business properties. This liability may be created by statute, but in the absence of a specific law requiring… Read More »

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