Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blogger Speaking at Triangle Apartment Affairs Meeting on September 22, 2011

What: Triangle Apartment Association: Independent Rental Owners Committee Meeting
Subject: Landlord Liability
When: September 22, 2010
Where: 3739 National Dr # 202
Raleigh, NC 27612-4844
(919) 782-1165

Norman D. Praet, Esq. presents the following:

LANDLORD LIABILITY; A property owner has a duty to provide their tenants a reasonably safe environment. This duty comes from a number of areas: 1) statutory law; 2) contract law; and 3) negligence law. Examples of statutory law are the landlord’s duties to provide fit premises as set out in N.C. Gen. Stat. 42-42. Contract law liability is based on the representations in your lease, and the implied warranties that surround the lease. Negligence claims (you had a duty and you breached it) include property defects, safety, and hiring. With all of these potential areas of liability a landlord must stay informed. I will address the potential legal pitfalls in these three areas and what you can do to avoid them.

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