I am looking at signing a lease on an apartment, but there are a few phrases that give me pause:
"Resident agrees that Resident is at all times responsible for the conduct and actions of all other persons regardless of any culpability or knowledge on Resident’s part."
I imagine that the intent is to say all other persons party to this lease or guests thereof, but there is no qualification like this actually in the lease.
The second phrase that I'm getting hung up on is this:
"To the greatest extent permitted by law, Landlord shall not be liable to Resident, even for negligent acts or omissions of Landlord or Landlord's agents or employees, for any damage or injury, whether to person or property, loss, or destruction to Resident's property, including but not limited to any damage or injury, whether to person or property, loss, or destruction of property sustained by Resident from any cause including but not limited to the causes and risks set forth herein."
This seems to me to exempt the landlord from responsibility, even in the event that he or she breaks into my apartment and shoots me, given that it is always permitted by law that a victim choose not to press charges. Is this correct?
Also, related to this, if the landlord is not willing to change the wording of the lease agreement, are these pretty standard things to see on a lease that I shouldn't worry about? (Maybe because they're not enforceable?)
Thanks very much