Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants to provide a safe environment and protect them from crime that could occur on the property. When conditions are not safe enough to protect tenants from foreseeable harm, they could be considered negligent and held liable for contributing to the unsafe premises. Unfortunately, the due care that landlords . . .
No one ever wants to think that someone could break into their apartment unit and rob them. Or that they could be approached by a criminal and robbed while they were simply crossing the parking lot of their building trying to get into their home. Unfortunately, it happens all too often. While victims may initially . . .
Existing Technology to Enhance Security As discussed in our last blog on premises liability, landlords in Georgia have a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect tenants from foreseeable risks of criminal activity. This can mean providing reasonable security measures such as appropriate lighting, security cameras, security guards, controlled access gates, and fencing, strike plates, reinforced . . .
When property owners invite others onto their property, they have obligation under Georgia law to take reasonable steps to make their properties safe. This doesn’t mean that a property owner has to eliminate all risks, but that he must exercise ordinary care to protect those he has invited onto his property from unreasonable risks that . . .
Third-Party Criminal Acts: Are Property Owners and Managers Liable? At Shiver Hamilton, LLC, we hold property owners and managers accountable for the criminal acts of third parties. The general rule in Georgia regarding the duty of care a property owner owes its tenants and invited guests is that “a landlord is not an insurer of his tenant’s . . .