Manchester, NH asked in Personal Injury for New Hampshire

Q: Can I sue the landlord of a building where one of the tenant's dogs bit me?

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Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
  • Manchester, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: Good question and depends on the facts. Check the Lease and look at what it states in regard to dogs. If no dogs are allowed and he lets dog(s) live with the tenant it could be a violation of the Lease, and may make him culpable. If the landlord has known this dog has been biting other people or been very aggressive, and you can prove the landlord knew or should have known about the propensities of the dog, and the landlord nothing about it, then you may also have grounds for a case. Good Luck.

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