Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in New York

lease clause regarding snow removal by tenant

i just received a lease where there is a clause stating the tenant is responsible for removing snow from the walkway in front of the premises. if i sign this as the tenant, am I liable for any injuries resulting from a fall on snow or ice or is the homeowner still responsible? also what happens if i am away on vacation and/or are otherwise unable to clear the snow, can i be held accountable?

another clause states that if i or anyone else gets injured on the premises i cannot hold the owners responsible. can that be enforced?

thank you


Asked on 8/07/04, 12:20 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Stephen Loeb Law Office of Stephen R. Loeb

Re: lease clause regarding snow removal by tenant

Yes, you can be liable.

Yes, you are responsible if you are away on vacation.

No, the owner cannot disclaim liability against non-signatories to the lease.

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Answered on 8/09/04, 9:19 am

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

Re: lease clause regarding snow removal by tenant

1. Both

2. No

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Answered on 8/07/04, 12:23 pm

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