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Law puts new safety requirements on Nebraska landlords

Everyone wants the place where they live to be safe. How safe a person’s residence actually is can be impacted by many factors. When they are renting their residence, one of these factors is how vigilant their landlord is when it comes to safety matters regarding the property.

Now, there are a variety of different state laws regarding landlords. Some of these put special safety requirements on landlords. Recently, a law added such a requirement for landlords here in Nebraska.

The law in question is the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act, and it went into effect at the start of this year. Among the things the law does is that it requires landlords in the state to install carbon monoxide detectors in a residential property when they rent the property out or significantly renovate it. One wonders how vigilant Nebraska landlords will prove at following this law and what overall impacts the law will have on the overall safety of rental properties in the state.

Sometimes, a tenant ends up getting hurt as a result of a landlord failing to give proper attention to safety issues regarding the rented property. For example, a landlord failing to make repairs they said they would or were supposed to can sometimes result in slip and fall accidents or other harmful incidents happening to a tenant.

When a tenant is harmed on the property they rent, they may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit, depending on how their landlord acted when it comes to safety matters. Skilled personal injury lawyers can assess the situation and legal options for such tenants.

Source: WOWT, “New housing rules go into effect for Nebraska landlords,” Chase Moffitt, Jan. 3, 2017

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