Landlords and Torts

3 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2011

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2007


This article reviews conflicting appellate court decisions where landlords were sued in tort under state statutes that all imposed the same general duty to take care of the property but failed to address what happens when personal injuries follow.

Keywords: Tort, Personal Injury, Landlord duty, Slip and Fall, Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, Landlords and Torts (October 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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