Does your lease say who is responsible for keeping the steps clear of ice and snow? If it doesn't say the landlord is, then it is the tenants responsibility and you need to keep a shovel and some rock salt handy.
by Classy Granny - 2 hours ago
Only a lawyer familiar with GA tort law can answer the question: 1. Just because you slip and fell does not equate to negligent claim 2. If you can produce Proof the landlord knew or should have known of a dangerous condition then you may have a tort claim 3. the fact there are multiple independent renters in the single family may bow well for you since in that case the landlord would have a heighten duty of care in regard to any part that is common area like the stairs etc
by goz1111 - 2 hours ago
It is your responsibility to exercise due caution. C'mon! You live where it snows & ices over and you didn't know the steps would be slippery? Really?
by R P - 2 hours ago
Did it say he would take care of that in the contract. Probably not, so it is your responsibility. So no you can't sue him for it. And you would probably be like the lady that put the hot coffee between her legs and hit the bump in the road, and then sued as it was too hot. take some responsiblity in your life for your own actions.
by David - 2 hours ago
how about if there are no railings on the stairs going up to the second floor? who is responsible for a slip and fall?
by Helen - 2 hours ago
It will probably depend on where you live. If the steps violate some sort of building code then I would think you have a case. Where I live and have rentals I would not be negligent unless I actually sprayed the water on the steps knowing they would freeze. Water freezes, there is nothing you land lord can do about that.
by Ross - 2 hours ago
Did he refuse to salt the stairs when you requested it? Does your lease state he will ice the stairs you are leasing? If you know that he "doesn't really take care of the house" or he's "somewhat of a slumlord and does the bare minimum," why wouldn't you be more cautious on icy stairs. Additionally, those statements have nothing to do with who's responsible for icing the stairs. So if you're trying to justify why you would sue a "nice guy" by pointing out other his faults, you may want to know that those other faults won't matter in this particular issue.
by Lessismore - 2 hours ago
There was no way for you to know the steps might be icy? Bad weather when it's really cold didn't tip you off? The LL is not negligent here. You won't win a suit.
by Pascal the Gambler - 2 hours ago
In a multi-family dwelling the owner must take care of the steps. Call and tell him about it and present him with the bill.
by estielmo - 2 hours ago
In order to win you need to prove two things. First that he knew there was ice and he failed to do anything about it, if he was unaware he is not liable. Second, that you took normal precautions for iced steps. If you did not then this is your negligence, no one elses.
by Landlord - 2 hours ago
No, he is not and that is stated in your lease, as it is STANDARD lease language. Everyone needs to go back and read their lease. Do you not have renter's insurace? That is who covers you in the event of an accident. Seriously....if you don't realize that ANY level of ice or snow can result in a fall, then I would wager that you probaby should be living at home with your parents instead of blaming someone else for falling on ice.
by Expert Realtor - 2 hours ago
His insurance should cover you.
by real estate guy - 2 hours ago
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