A Landlord Is Not Liable to Public Invitees of the Tenant for Injuries Resulting from Defective Premises



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Texas Tech Law Review


Looks at the issue of whether a landlord is liable to the public invitee of his tenant for injuries resulting from defective premises and if the invitee should seek redress from the tenant. The author agrees that the landlord’s responsibility contains a duty to avoid the presence of nuisance on his premises and the duty to provide for the safe construction of the improvements thereon. Thus, the author finds it irrational to reject the additional exception to the general rule of landlord non-liability solely because four exceptions to the rule already exist.



Public use rule, Nuisance, Landlord, Tenant, Invitee, Wallace v. Horn, Case note


6 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 247