Landlord and security issues.

Is it or is it not the responsibility of the landlord to provide adequate deadbolts on the entryway doors?

Asked on June 25, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Michigan

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

 Your landlord must provide you habitable living.  He or she cannot have non working locks on your door.  Further, there may be case law concerning whether your landlord knowingly places you in danger and whether that presents a duty upon the landlord.

Try your state's attorney general's office to determine if that office can help you with the above, as well.  You may also wish to consult with private counsel.  Try www.attorneypages.com.


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