Landlords are liable for any foreseeable injuries, deaths, theft, or damages that occur because of broken locks, gates, etc. causing security issues. Tenants should inform landlords immediately and request a fix. Additionally, they may violate local housing codes and will be in violation of most states' "implied warranty of habitability" rules...
This is a generic guide to help with typical rental problems. RenterPeace is not a lawyer replacement and this is not legal advice. Please consult an attorney. RenterPeace provides tools and processes used by most tenants to fix most problems. Your situation may be different.
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