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...
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