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Landlord Liability and Violations of the Fire Code

November 19th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A landlord in Ontario, Canada recently pleaded guilty to fire code violations in connection with a fire that occurred in an apartment building. http://www.mykawartha.com/news/news/article/905196 What caught my attention in the article that discussed the case was a statement that landlords can be held liable if any occupant is injured in a fire because the building is not compliant with the fire code.  This is true in the United States, as well.  Owners run a risk when they do not fix code violations because if someone is injured or killed, there is very good chance the owner will get sued for negligence.  Sometimes when a law colleague is pursuing a personal injury suit, I’ll get a call from him or her asking for help in understanding how building and fire codes work.  Usually, I can find something in the code that covers a violation that led to the injury.    Good landlords don’t take risks and try to avoid problems so they don’t end up on the other end of a lawsuit.

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