Thought's In A Press

Loopholes In A Press

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2011 at 5:50 AM

This landlord got three months — with 15 years tacked on if he ever re-enters the rental business — in what prosecutors say may set a state precedent by holding a landlord criminally responsible, in this case for a fire caused by faulty, home-rigged wiring in his unit.

The outcome of that fire? Five people — an entire family — died, including children ages 7, 6 and 4.

If the punishment seems light, welcome to the tenant’s world, say advocates, because the sentence is no surprise: Landlords simply aren’t held accountable when they fail to meet health and safety codes.

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http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23701560&GT1=35006

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