As an apartment tenant in the state of Florida, you may appreciate the fact that you are not responsible for maintaining the grounds of your apartment complex. It is largely the responsibility of managers and/or owners to maintain apartment properties and address any and all hazardous conditions that can arise. In the event that you or a loved one sustains an injury on the grounds of an apartment complex, it is important to understand if and how the property owner may be held liable for the incident.
While legal liability once fell largely on the tenant to fix and prevent dangerous conditions, the National Paralegal College explains that the landlord and property owner are now primarily responsible for ensuring that apartment complexes are safe for tenants. Therefore, there are several circumstances under which you may be able to hold your landlord liable for injuries sustained on the apartment property.