Staying Safe While Renting Property

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 by | Posted In: Personal Injury

Fifteen family members were injured during a house party in Hartford when a second floor porch collapsed. While no one was seriously injured in this accident, if you or a loved one is renting a home or another piece of property as a primary dwelling, you may want to consider these safety precautions prior to signing a lease.

  1. Ask the property manager or owner for any inspection reports on the property.
  2. Call the city building department and check to see if any permits were pulled on the property. The building department will have an initial blueprint from when the occupancy certificate was issued. Any other structures outside of that original blueprint should have a building permit issued and approved.
  3. Clarify who is responsible for snow removal to reduce the risk of a slip and fall injury.

If you or a loved one was injured and believe the injury (including death) was the result of the negligence of a property manager or property owner, call the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan. Our experienced team will investigate the cause of your injuries and help you prepare your claim.

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