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Your rights when your landlord ignores security concerns

You chose your apartment because it came with solid security measures. You didn't want to feel threatened in your own home. You wanted it to be a place where you could relax. You were assured when you signed the lease that that's exactly what you were going to get.

If only it had been true. The security was negligent and at times non-existent, and you were seriously hurt by an intruder. The police responded and arrested him or her, but now you're wondering if you have a right to compensation from the property owners. After all, you didn't get what you were promised and what you paid for every week.

You may have a claim. This is especially true when there are known security issues and no one does anything to fix them.

For example, maybe the lock on the main door broke. Your landlord just disabled it and told everyone he or she was going to replace it. Two months went by, and nothing happened. The intruder was only able to get in because of that broken lock.

Clearly, security can't prevent all negative events. However, when it's clear that your landlord did not make an effort to protect you and could have done far more, he or she may be liable for your injuries. Every case is different, but it's at least worth considering when you knew about these issues in advance.

Do you want to learn more about what you can do going forward? If so, our website has a lot of useful information and can answer your most pressing questions.

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