Is a landlord liable for the conduct of its tenant against a non-neighbor tenant?

Asked 11 months ago - Van Nuys, CA

My neighbor assaults me, hits me, and threatens me on a consistent basis. I have a different landlord than my neighbor. Can my neighbor's landlord be liable for the conduct of his own tenant?

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  1. Golnar Sargeant

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No, the landlord is not vicariously liable for what is tenant does. So you can not sue the landlord successfully for his tenant's actions. Call the cops every time the neighbor threatens or hits you, also, try to get a restraining order. Get a lawyer to send the tenant a cease and desist letter as well.

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  2. Shazad Z Omar


    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . I agree wit the previous response. If the abuse continues, seek a restraining order against the person committing the abuse.

    This response is not intended, nor should it be construed as legal advice. Any information provided is for... more

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