In the case of real estate, liability is ordinarily based on who is occupying the property. The person in possession may be liable for harm to a third person caused by the condition of the property even though the person in possession is not the owner, but is merely renting the property. Under common law, the liability to a person injured on real estate is controlled by the status of the injured person. A different duty is owed by the occupier of the land depending upon whether or not the injured person was a trespasser, a licensee, or an invitee.
Invitees are such people as customers whose presence is sought by the occupier to further the business interests of the occupier. Another good definition of invitee is a person who goes on the premises of another in answer to an expressed or an implied invitation of the owner for their mutual advantage. There is a duty in this case to take reasonable steps to discover any danger, and there is a duty to warn the invitee or correct the danger.
Compromise and Settlement of Personal Injury Claim regarding Premises Liability Agreement made on the (date), between (Name of Claimant) of (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Claimant, and (Name of Owner), of (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Owner. Whereas, on (date)], Claimant, while an invitee on the premises of Owner, sustained injuries due to (describe negligence of Owner or defect in property). Claimant's injuries are detailed in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof. Whereas, Owner acknowledges the occurrence of the accident, but denies any negligence or the existence of a defect in the premises. Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual c
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