A customer of the tenant sued the landlord for damage, to fur coats left with the tenant in the normal course of his business, from water, due to a leaky condition of the roof of the building which was in the control of landlord. Held, that it was the duty of the landlord to exercise reasonable care to keep the roof in reasonable repair not only as regards the safety of persons in the building but also as respects property lawfully there; that this duty was not performed and the damage resulted therefrom. Whelkin Coat Co. v. Long Beach Trust Co., 121 N. J. L. 106, 1 A. (2d) 394 (1938).
Arthur P. Boynton,
TORTS - LIABILITY OF LANDLORD FOR INJURY TO PROPERTY OF TENANT'S CUSTOMER,
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