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As A Landlord, Am I Legally Responsible If One Of My Tenants' Dogs Attacks And Injuries Someone On My Property?

It depends. A landlord will only be liable to a person who has been injured by a tenant's dog if the landlord knew that the tenant's dog had violent propensities and was in control of the property. A landlord will be in control of the property if he or she has the ability to cause the dangerous dog to be removed. If a landlord who exercises control over the premises that he rents knows of a tenant's dangerous dog and does not take measures to prevent that dog from posing a danger to third persons (such as warning the tenant to restrain their dangerous dog) the landlord can be liable for injuries to third persons.

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