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With Winter Comes Property Hazards

Posted on December 15, 2016

It’s winter and the sidewalks can be slippery. But clearing walkways in front of your home is more than just a friendly gesture. If someone slips on snow or ice, you could be at risk.

A recent article in the Abington Patch reminds us that every city or township has codes that residents are required to follow. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, you are responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent potentially dangerous conditions on the properties you inhabit. Failing to do so not only puts visitors at risk, but opens up the possibility of being fined – or, worse - sued.

Often, township codes (be sure to check with your municipality for details) includes the following requirements:

Knowing your duties as a homeowner or occupant will help protect you from the legal dangers of someone slipping on snow or ice this winter.

Contact us if you have questions or need advice on a particular legal situation.