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I live in Denver, CO. Can I sue my landlord for negligence over this matter? I had to two bikes stolen from the bike room at my apartment building. The bike room has a lock on it but it has not worked in a year and anybody off the street can enter the room. I have renters insurance, but I have to pay the deductible and they are in no hurry to answer my claim.
The bikes were “U” locked to the bike racks. What responsibilty does the landlord have to maintain a secure property? NONE!?

4 Thoughts on Can I sue my landlord?
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    LoneRanger
    August 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    doubtful you would win…you knew the lock was broke and chose to use the room anyways.

    I’d certainly complain though, and ask them to pay your deductible

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    reenzz
    August 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Not likely. I’m sure your lease states that the landlord is NOT responsible for any of your personal property. It most likely also states that you store your property at your own risk.

    Also, if you knew the lock has been broken for a year, you were negligent by storing it there.

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    mr.bollox
    August 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    how has your landlord been negligent here? Its up to you to look after your personal property, if you knew the room did not have a lock in it, why did you put the bike there? I hope your deductible isnt high.

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    acermill
    August 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    The landlord is responsible to provide a secure property where you live. I venture you do not live in the bike room. It’s not the landlord’s problem that you chose to store your bikes in an unlocked room.

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