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3.9-6  Status of Parties - Invitee of Tenant/Common Areas

Revised to January 1, 2008

The plaintiff was upon the premises on the way to visit one of the tenants and for that purpose was using a (stairway / hallway / sidewalk) provided by the defendant for the common use of tenants.  The duty of the landlord is the same for guests of tenants as for the tenants themselves, namely to use reasonable care to keep the common areas reasonably safe.


Gibson v. Hoppman, 108 Conn. 401 (1929); Curran v. McCall, 4 Conn. App. 531, 534-35 (1985).


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