Landlord v. Tenant: April 2016
Landlord’s Negligence: Landlord Not Responsible for Scalding Shower Water
Tenant sued landlord and its heating service provider following injuries suffered when she was scalded by hot water when showering. Both landlord and the heating service provider asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court dismissed the case against the heating service provider but not against landlord. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord showed that the building’s boiler system was regularly inspected, and there was no prior notice of fluctuating water temperatures.