If company is leasing building who would be responsible for public sidewalks along the street?

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the sidewalks on the street surrounding the building that is being leased are public sidewalks, then the public entity that owns the land under the sidewalks would have the obligation for maintaining them.

The caveat is that the person renting the building surrounded by the public sidewalks needs to be careful about placing anything upon them so as to cause a danger to a person.


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