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Common-Area Risk Abatement: Who is Responsible?

When customers, employees and others invited to or simply passing by a leased commercial property are injured, and want compensation, who will be on the hook for the costs of bodily injury and property damage — the landlord, the tenant, the maintenance and security contractor hired by them, or some combination of these?

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What amount of common-area premises liability is a single leaseholder in a multi-unit commercial property expected to shoulder? The question arises when customers, employees and others invited to or simply passing by a leased commercial property are injured, and want compensation. Who will be on the hook for the costs of bodily injury and property damage — the landlord, the tenant, the maintenance and security contractor hired by them, or some combination of these?

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