When we lease a property, we rightfully expect that the landlord has ensured the property was safe to occupy before we moved in. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and tenants can move into an unsafe property unknowingly. When this situation arises, tenants can be left to deal with serious injuries and illnesses. Following their unfortunate experience with an unsafe property, individuals are able to take legal action against neglectful landlords and receive any compensation they may be entitled to.
Examples of Safety Defects on Properties
There are a number of things that can make a property unsafe for a tenant, including:
- Locks that do not work properly
- Contaminated water
- Uneven floors
- Hanging or broken limbs of a tree near property
- Roof damage
- Unsafe heating/air conditioning unit
- Unsafe materials used on property
While these defects can go undetected, landlords are sometimes aware of these defects and fail to notify tenants. Landlords have a responsibility to keep their properties and tenants alike safe. When landlords do not fix these problems, it may be necessary to take legal action against them. With the assistance of an experienced lawyer on your side, an aggressive case can be prepared to fight for the compensation you may need to recover from any physical or economic damages.
Contact a Dallas Construction Defect/Disputes Attorney Today
If you are dealing with a safety issue on your property due to the negligence of a landlord, contact the Dallas legal team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. to receive the legal advice you need. Our lawyers are dedicated to defending the legal rights of our clients. Call our offices today at (214) 317-4448 to learn more.