Landlord Liability

Landlords have a duty under Michigan Statutes to keep the rented premise and common areas fit for the use intended by the parties. The Michigan Supreme Court has determined that an accumulation of ice and snow which may be hazardous could be a violation of this duty. A landlord needs to be aware that, in particular for a sidewalk, that an accumulation of ice and snow can give rise to liability if a tenant or visitor should be injured when slipping and falling on the ice and/or snow. The landlord should within a reasonable time remove the ice and/or snow. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall on ice due to a landlord’s negligence, CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 1-586-323-4400.