What is your liability as an owner
As the owner of the property, you are responsible for taking steps to assure that anyone who enters, whether welcome or unwelcome, stays safe.
While warning signs are an excellent start, many children may not be able to read them, so it is important to find additional ways of protecting your property. Ensure that gates are secured and fences are not easily climbed.
Adequately cover or protect any conditions, including pools, ditches, walls or other man-made physical features that might present a hazard. This includes covering pools to avoid accidental drowning, placing sturdy fencing around hazardous areas and placing warning or “No Trespassing” signs.
In addition, all safety equipment should be stored and locked at the end of each shift to avoid trespasser tampering.
Property owners are also liable for maintenance and security, making sure that the property remains safe for all visitors. This includes the following:
Loss of Rents
As a landlord, you are dependent on the income from your rental properties. How will you cover expenses if an accident prevents your property from being rented?
If you take all necessary precautions to protect individuals that are on your property, you are less likely to be found negligent in a premise liability suit.
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