A landlord's potential liability for crimes committed by third parties against tenants has been a dynamic and expanding area of the law since 1970. While several jurisdictions have been reluctant to expand the landlord's liability to his tenant, other courts have found the landlord liable for criminal acts based upon tort and contract principles.
C. S. Setliff,
Landlord Liability for Crimes Committed by Third Parties Against Tenants,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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