Landlord's Duty to Maintain and Provide Access to Communal Spaces
A landlord may provide communal facilities, like a yard, rooftop, garden, gym, lobby, or pool. Generally, a landlord retains control over these facilities and must keep them in reasonably safe condition. A landlord may be liable for injuries suffered because of the item's disrepair and defects if they knew about the problem or reasonably should have known about the problem. Landlords cannot discriminate against who has access to these facilities, based on certain protected classes of people.
Last Update : July 22, 2018 UTC