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The reality is - even though they inspected the apartment
in the attic and approved the construction
or space - that would not make them liable if someone got hurt.
Section 8 or the housing authority does not insure the premises - they only inspect if the premises meet their requirements.
You would most likely be liable if someone got hurt potentially BUT only if you were negligent.
I can't imagine, but haven't looked up cases on the subject, where someone was injured because of wall height.
I presume you are talking about "knee walls" in the attic along the roof pitch. But if they bump their head on the ceiling - that is not your problem. If you are within the building code and the construction of the apartment passed the building inspector's scruting and inspection - I don't believe you have anything to worry about.
If concerned - increase your insurance liability coverage another $50k which will run you about $20 per year.
But, as you have notice, dealing with Section 8 housing can be such a "joy"!
Since you are new with them - I would get anything and everything in writing from them.
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