The relation of landlord and tenant creates rights and liabilities for each. The landlord who rents a part of his premises and retains a portion thereof which is used in common by all of the tenants is deemed to have retained control of such portion and a duty is imposed upon him to keep it in a reasonably safe condition.Since the landlord has the obligation to keep the common ways in a reasonably safe condition, the question arises whether or not this obligation is imposed upon a landlord where the common areas are rendered unsafe due to accumulations of ice or snow.


Real Property Torts (Symposium)