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Can landlord be sued for this?? Premises Liability

Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by jockwalker, Nov 24, 2006.

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  1. jockwalker

    jockwalker Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I received a call from my tenant today that had relatives visiting for Thanksgiving. My tenants were left with the visitors dog while out shopping. My lease states no pets and was never asked permission. My tenant opened the door to go outside and the bulldog slipped out and ran out into the street just as a kid on a motorcycle was coming down the street. The kid locked up his brakes and went down. I wasn't there but was told he had minor scratches but after getting an estimate on his bike, he wanted 500 dollars from my tenant for repairs. My question is this.. Can he come after me for damages if the tenants don't pay?
     
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    seniorjudge Super Moderator

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    This accident was not caused by you and it did not happen on your property.

    Therefore, you are not liable.
     
  3. jockwalker

    jockwalker Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!! Makes sense to me.
     

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