Duty of Landlord to Guest of Tenant
Tenant who rents house from his Landlord has a friend over who is injured due to dangerous condition on premises. Is the friend an invitee or licensee?
Answer: Friend is an invitee. See: Sagona v. Sun Co., Inc., 2002 OK CIV APP 93, 57 P.3d 879: Wife of tenant visiting husband at office was the invitee of the landlord. (Citing earlier cases.) See also: Crane Co. v. Sears, 1934 OK 375, 35 P.2d 916 (anyone foreseeably on premises as result of tenant's occupancy is an invitee). See also: McKee v. Bowlin, 1938 OK 507, 87 P.2d 1079.
Posted on Mon, December 17, 2012
by Travis Law Office filed under