Landlords Are Responsible for Preventing Fire Deaths, Even in Case of Arson
- September 29, 2022
- Attorney Matt Stoddard
- Premises Liability
There’s a popular myth that landlords are never legally responsible for any damage caused by arson. Even people who have never heard this myth repeated will often assume that, if an individual criminal can be blamed for the fire, then the property owner can’t be. This is not true. The reason is fairly simple: landlords have a duty to take all reasonable steps to prevent people from being harmed by fire on their properties, and preventing fires from starting is only part of that task. ...