Are Landlords Responsible for Theft?
Landlords are responsible for thefts if they failed to provide reasonable safeguards to protect against foreseeable crimes. This typically includes working locks. If the building has a history of theft, the landlord may be required to add additional security, like a security camera or bars over the window. Tenants should inform the landlord about these issues immediately and make specific, reasonable requests for additional safeguards.
Last Update : July 22, 2018 UTC