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Landlord-Tenant - Repairs - Landlord Could Be Liable Under Covenant To Repair For Injuries To Tenant's Invitees Caused By Breach Of Such Agreement, Valentine J. Moretti Jan 1976

Landlord-Tenant - Repairs - Landlord Could Be Liable Under Covenant To Repair For Injuries To Tenant's Invitees Caused By Breach Of Such Agreement, Valentine J. Moretti

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Can a landlord be held liable under a covenant to repair for injuries to his tenant's invitees caused by the landlord's failure to repair? The new rule in New York answers yes. This case note examines the new rule in New York as held in the New York Court of Appeals' decision in Putnam v. Stout, 38 N.Y.2d 607 (1976). The Putnam decision indicates that once a landlord covenants to keep the premises in a safe condition and has received notice of the need for repairs, the landlord will be liable in tort for his breach of the covenant to …