Negligent Security in Apartment Buildings

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Negligent Security in Apartment Buildings in Phoenix

The owners of apartment buildings are responsible for ensuring that their tenants are safe by keeping the building up to code and properly maintained. However, not all apartments have security systems that can keep their tenants safe. Especially if an apartment building owner has any reason to believe that there may be a danger to their tenants or any criminal activity going on, they are responsible for ensuring that there is a system in place to keep tenants and visitors from harm. For example, if any criminal activity has occurred previously (there was a theft or an assault on the property), the owner should have some type of security system. 

How can an apartment raise its security features to keep tenants safer?

There are many ways that an apartment building owner can utilize different tools and technology to keep an apartment building safer and help prevent accidents. In fact, some of them can even be inexpensive and fairly quick to install. 

  • Replacing Lightbulbs. This may seem like a simple step, but this can increase the security in your building. Many times, criminals prey on their victims because they are in poorly-lit, dark areas. Creating a brighter space can quickly deter someone who thinks they may be seen by their victim or witnesses. 
  • Maintaining and Replacing Locks. When a landlord does not provide adequate locks for tenants, it means that unwanted people may be able to get in and out of the building and even in and out of individual apartments. Having the right types of locks on doors can keep tenants safe from intruders. 
  • Make Sure Windows Work. This is another issue that many people may think is just a maintenance problem. However, if you were burglarized or assaulted because an intruder came through a window that did not have the appropriate locking or closing mechanisms, it is possible that your landlord can be held responsible. 

Get The Help You Need After an Apartment Crime

Although not all crimes that happen in apartments will be the fault of the landlord or owner, it is absolutely possible to prevent crime by installing safety features, security systems, and maintaining the apartment building. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime due to negligent security in apartment buildings, please contact a trusted attorney today from the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC.

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