What Causes Tenant Injuries In Apartments?
Landowners are responsible for the upkeep of their apartment buildings. In addition to fixing leaky faucets or broken appliances, landlords also have a bigger responsibility — preventing tenant injuries by ensuring their buildings are safe. Apartment units and rental property in Lynn, Massachusetts, must be well-maintained. This means:
- Electrical wiring meets installation requirements
- Floors, walls and ceilings are structurally sound
- Stairways and handrails are sturdy and safe and have proper lights
- Hallways and units are free from fire hazards
- Working smoke and fire alarms are installed
- All doors and windows have working locks
What Should You Do If A Landlord Failed To Maintain Safe Property?
If you suffered an injury while you were on apartment building property, you should contact an experienced lawyer who knows the State Sanitary Code, as well as the laws applying to landlord negligence in properly maintaining property.
An experienced attorney can help you take your claim to the Housing Court or District Court, depending on which is best suited to your situation. When you contact me — Richard Connors, Attorney at Law — that is exactly what you will find.
I have decades of experience protecting individuals’ legal rights. More importantly, however, I am committed to empowering my clients at every step of the process. I’ll skip the legal jargon and explain your rights and options regarding landlord liability in language that makes sense.