Can CRE Landlords Be Held Liable for COVID-19 Exposures?

Marc Rapport, The Motley Fool
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To find out more, Millionacres asked some experts on the issue of landlord liability for their advice and recommended best practices. While a property owner/landlord will not be responsible for injuries caused solely by the tenant's operations and activities on leased premises, the property owner may still be liable to the public where the landlord has responsibility or maintenance, inspection, or oversight under the terms of the lease. The fact that there may be joint responsibility or control over the premises does not relieve a landlord from responsibility to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition.