When you are renting or leasing a premise, you expect that everything inside will be kept safe. With deadbolts and locks on the doors and windows, it is reasonable to presume that all of your possessions will be safe. You are paying your landlord to guarantee that they will stay safe. You expect that reasonable measures have been taken to assure that the locks are functional and effective.
To prevent crime, it is important that your landlord checks the locks. Part of your rent or lease payment should be going towards this service. When the locks fail, it is expected of the landlord to replace or fix them immediately.
If you have had a break-in, it could be the result of a failed lock. If your premise is protected by a lock system, the doors and windows should not be able to be penetrated. If they have been, there is a chance that the locks failed and the landlord should be held responsible.
If your landlord or security company has been negligent with your locks and it has resulted in a burglary, you need a failed locks attorney. A premises liability lawyer from The Horwitz Law Group can get you compensation for the property you lost and the trouble you are suffering through because of it.
Call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200 or send us an email to set up your free consultation with an experienced failed locks attorney.