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Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Jun 8, 2021 7:45 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 8, 2021 8:17 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 8, 2021 8:18 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 8, 2021 10:17 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by RentsDue [MA]) Jun 9, 2021 10:04 AM
       Danger on property to kid (by plenty [MO]) Jun 9, 2021 10:10 AM
       Danger on property to kid (by Ken [NY]) Jun 9, 2021 10:21 AM
       Danger on property to kid (by J [FL]) Jun 9, 2021 11:36 AM
       Danger on property to kid (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 9, 2021 3:25 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 9, 2021 3:32 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by LindaJ [NY]) Jun 11, 2021 1:30 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM
       Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM

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Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 7:45 PM
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We just rented a farm house to a lady with children. We've never had children there (besides babies) before. After a football size field to the back of the property has an old torn down hog barn that could be dangerous to kids. Should we add something to our lease regarding this?

--69.160.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 8:17 PM
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My opinion only

It is an "attractive nuisance" and as such nothing in a lease is likely to provide much protection.

Indiana common law may be different.

I would think your homeowners insurance might like it

--174.206.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 8:18 PM
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Whoops. Insurance company may NOT like it --174.206.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 10:17 PM
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It maters not what you put in a lease unless that portion was drafted by a local Real Estate Attorney. Why? Because if you knew there were issues with the rental and you took no steps to correct them -- you could be held liable.

There were old steps to a loft in a barn. There were also a set to new stairs to the same loft. But the tenants had visiting guests with children that though using the old steps posed a challenge. While all of the kids were standing on the step landing, it gave way and the children fell around 7 feet to a dirt floor. All of the guest parents wanted blood money for allowing old steps being left standing. The steps should have been removed or boarded off... --47.155.xx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:04 AM
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Just my optionÖ.I would never put anything in writing that says the barn should be avoided because it is dangerous. I donít think that was your intention to put in the lease anyway. Any acknowledgement that you were aware of a danger and left it would be bad. Iíve been sued, donít make it easy for them to prove negligence. If it was an accident waiting to happen, your homeowners insurance would have already made you take it down. I donít think there is any harm in putting in the lease that the barn is not part of the rental agreement and is not accessible or available for tenant use. Then board up access to it and put up a No Trespassing sign. Then you have done your ď normal man theoryĒ due diligence that keeps people out of trouble. --68.191.xx.xx




Danger on property to kid (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:10 AM
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Specific the area leased , example one area around house. Or the amount of area leased, house and 800 feet around house. Just a suggestion. --172.56.xx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:21 AM
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I would do as Rentsdue suggested put in lease that they dont rent the barn so they cant use it.I would rent the barn seperately f possible,lots of people need storage for winter for boats,jetskis etc. I would put in the lease they can use as much of the lawn as they are willing to mow but not barn or pasture --72.231.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 11:36 AM
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You said the barn was torn down...is it just debris now, that could be removed? Or secured in some way so kids can't access it? --45.3.xxx.xx




Danger on property to kid (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 3:25 PM
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I might get some orange plastic construction fence around it and a sign that says KEEP OUT. It's far away. --108.24.xx.xx




Danger on property to kid (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 3:32 PM
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Why worry about it? Remove it. It's torn down and not serving any purpose. Just remove it and never worry about it again. No matter what you put in the lease, you're going to be sued if they get hurt. Also fencing doesn't prevent the kids from climbing it. It may even make them more curious. Also putting anything in the lease lets their lawyer know you knew it was an issue and did nothing about it.

Just remove it and be done with it. If the wood is good, put an add online for free barn salvage materials. Maybe someone will want it for woodworking or hobby. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 1:30 PM
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If it is torn down, remove debris, problem solved. I have a an old farm house on many acres, in the lease it states the tenants (2 family) only rent the unit in the house. They have a right to enjoy the property but it is not part of their rental and use can be rescinded at any time.

Of course that means I have to plow and mow, but being a two family, I do it anyway. --71.164.xx.xx




Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM
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Many good suggestions, I hadn't thought of, thank you.

Just to clarify. The hog barn itself has been torn down and removed, what is left is cement pits in the ground, which would need major equipment and $$$ to remove. We've never rented it to someone with kids before. Hubby took them out there to show it to them to curb curiosity and their mom told them it was off limits. What else we do..we'll discuss and decide. --69.160.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM
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Many good suggestions, I hadn't thought of, thank you.

Just to clarify. The hog barn itself has been torn down and removed, what is left is cement pits in the ground, which would need major equipment and $$$ to remove. We've never rented it to someone with kids before. Hubby took them out there to show it to them to curb curiosity and their mom told them it was off limits. What else we do..we'll discuss and decide. --69.160.xxx.xxx




Danger on property to kid (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:05 PM
Message:

Many good suggestions, I hadn't thought of, thank you.

Just to clarify. The hog barn itself has been torn down and removed, what is left is cement pits in the ground, which would need major equipment and $$$ to remove. We've never rented it to someone with kids before. Hubby took them out there to show it to them to curb curiosity and their mom told them it was off limits. What else we do..we'll discuss and decide. --69.160.xxx.xxx



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