Landlord Tip #3: Regularly Inspect the Property
A landlord should inspect a rental property for dangerous conditions. When a tenant sustains injuries on the property, the landowner may bear legal responsibility. The law allows a person injured on a property to recover compensation when the landlord behaved recklessly or with intent, was unreasonably careless, violated health and safety regulations, failed to make certain repairs, or the premises were inhabitable. A landlord should also be aware of criminal activity on and around the rental property. In many states, a landlord is responsible for providing the surrounding neighborhood with protection against illegal activity engaged in by tenants. At the same time, the landlord must protect tenants from each other and from criminals that enter the property. A landlord should make note of reports of criminal activity on the premises and should provide security features like deadbolts, security lighting, and locks on windows.