Rental house 4 Students- Who shovels the snow?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lbbs, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. lbbs

    lbbs Guest

    If you have a rental house for students, can I put in the aggreement that
    they are responsible to shovel the side walk and snow? What if there was
    an accident on the sidewalk, who would be responsible?
     
    lbbs, Jul 7, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    X-No-Archive: Yes
    Errrrr...erm... lbbs said:
    The person who shovels the snow is responsible for any accidents/injuries.
    Leave it to the local authorities to clear snow.
     
    Brian H¹©, Jul 7, 2003
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    John Guest

    it would depend on the rules as defined by your state/provincial rental law
    guidelines if you are able to write on the lease that the tenant(s) are
    responsible for cleaning the sidewalk.
    in quebec, information can be found via La Regie du Logement; you should be
    able to find a similar govt office wherever you are living which can provide
    the information.

    but if an accident happened on the sidewalk (e.g., a path located on your
    property leading to the city/town's sidewalk/street) then you as the owner
    are responsible; your property insurance covers you.

    even if your lease would state the students are responsible for cleaning
    your pathway, it would be your insurance which would be negatively affected
    by any claim should a tenant or a visitor on your property injure
    him/herself.
     
    John, Jul 7, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

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    Errrrr...erm... John said:
    I don't think so.
    What if a neighbour decided to "do you a favour" and clear the area for you,
    *without* your consent or knowledge?
     
    Brian H¹©, Jul 7, 2003
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    slumpy Guest

    slumpy, Jul 7, 2003
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