If a balcony collapses and causes injury to someone or damage to property, the landlord or property owner may be liable for the damages. The extent of the landlord's liability depends on various factors, such as whether the collapse was due to a maintenance issue or lack of inspection, or if the balcony was constructed in compliance with building codes and standards.
In general, landlords have a legal obligation to maintain their properties in a safe and habitable condition, including balconies. If a balcony collapses and it is found that the landlord was aware of, but failed to repair, a structural issue, the landlord could be held responsible for the damages that result from the collapse.
In some cases, the building's designer or contractor may also be held liable if the balcony was not constructed in accordance with building codes and standards.
It is important for landlords to regularly inspect and maintain their balconies, and to address any issues or concerns promptly in order to minimize the risk of collapse and reduce their liability. Additionally, it is advisable to have insurance coverage that would protect against potential lawsuits in the event of a balcony collapse.
If you are a tenant and have concerns about the safety of your balcony, it is important to bring these concerns to the attention of your landlord or property owner so that they can be addressed. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the landlord, you may need to seek legal assistance.
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