A residential building may offer bike racks or storage rooms that tenants may use. Generally, a landlord retains control over these facilities and must keep them in reasonably safe condition. A landlord may be liable for losses suffered because of the storage area’s disrepair and defects. This includes bike thefts where a landlord knew of a defect in security (e.g., if a garage lock is broken). Typically, there is no defect where a tenant simply locks their bike to a metal post although tenants may be able to ask for additional security measures...
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