No Duty to Maintain Common Areas Controlled by Owner

May 20, 2010
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Facts: A customer was injured when he fell on ice in the parking lot of a shopping center that consisted of several businesses in stand-alone buildings, including a national home improvement tenant. The home improvement tenant's lease required the owner and property manager to maintain the common areas of the property, including providing snow and ice removal. Each tenant was required to pay a pro rata share of common area maintenance costs.

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