Criminals are always looking for easy victims. They avoid injury, and capture, at all costs. For these reasons, a dark and unsecured property is their perfect scene.
That is why property owners are obligated to properly light and secure their premises for your protection. It is their legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to protect their tenants or visitors from criminal or violent acts that are made more likely in unsecured locations.
Examples of negligent security:
Proving your case
New York City is home to a dense population of landlords and tenants. While many landlords take every measure possible to deter criminals, many are negligent. Regardless of which type of landlord you have, they must be accountable.
Whether or not a crime or injury has occurred, make notes about safety and security on the premises and be sure to approach the property owner about any concerns that you have. Upon notification, it’s their obligation to remedy the problem.
Remember, it’s not only your safety, but the safety of others that is on the line.
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