Tenant or property management responsible for snow removal?

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Hi All,

In the lease my tenant has in place with my property manager, it says that the tenant is responsible for all snow removal. Do you guys make your tenant responsible for snow removal, or your property management company?

If my tenant does not clear the sidewalk, and someone slips falls and sues, I guess they will likely come after me anyway regardless of what the lease agreement says. Thoughts? Experiences?

@Kenton C. it all goes back to the lease and property type. If you have a single family, the lease can be written to make them responsible for landscaping, lawn maintenance, and snow removal. Multi family can will usually fall back on the owner/property manager. Check the lease, and then check local ordinance.

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