Eliminate Obligation to Repair Common Elements

You might assume that if your employee has an accident in the building or shopping center where you rent space, the owner of the property would be liable. You might reason that you shouldn’t be on the hook for lawsuits arising out of the owner’s failure to keep the building safe for employees. But that’s not true in certain circumstances. If your lease is silent regarding liability for employee accidents, you could be named as a party in a lawsuit against the owner—or sued in your sole capacity. Protect yourself by plugging that loophole in your lease.

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