Yes. You can be liable. You need to contact your insurance carrier and then an attorney to make sure you are protected.
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Anybody can be sued. It is typical of dog bite cases that if someone is bitten by a dog they make a claim against the property owner. You can purchase insurance for these type of claims.
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It is possible. There are cases that address this issue. You can also Google Florida dog bite landlord liability and see what comes up for your own edification. I would personally not rent to a tenant with these dogs. Talk to your insurance company and attorney to protect yourself prior to doing anything.
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I agree with my colleagues - speak with your insurance agent and also have your lease reviewed by a local attorney. I just want to add that it doesn't matter what type of dog it is - anyone can sue anybody for anything, so you need to be sure you are protected.
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