If you’re a tenant and notice a slippery or otherwise dangerous condition
existing on the property, notify your landlord immediately. The best way
to notify a landlord of a dangerous condition is by letter. Also, make
sure to maintain a copy of the letter for your records as well. Orally
telling your landlord about the dangerous condition may work, but if you
are later injured as a result of his failure to correct that dangerous
condition, he may disclaim ever being notified about the dangerous condition.
Submitting your concern in writing is always best.
A good landlord will make efforts to make a dangerous or slippery condition
safe by salting, shoveling or plowing, but sometimes they don’t
and as a result you sustain an injury. If you sustain an injury as a result
of a landlord or maintenance person’s failure to salt, shovel or
plow the premises then call our
Kingstom premises liability attorneys at Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor and we’ll handle the
rest. For more information on landlord liability see our
Snow Removal article.