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If someone sustains an injury, you and the tenant will be sued. The injured party will claim that you should have known of and corrected any defect. The cause of the accident may have nothing to do with you.....eg. the person fallson gease on the floor
when the tenant was cooking. But you will be sued anyway. Get insurance at least
because the company will hire a lawyer to defend you in the suit and pay any judgment or settlement against you.
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