Building Code Violations
A building code is what spells out the rules for keeping buildings and other structures minimally safe. Here in Massachusetts, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) adopts regulations and provisions of our building code. Building inspectors who have been certified by the board are responsible for administering the code. The purpose is to safeguard the public by making sure that buildings are sound and properly constructed, have adequate means of exit in the event of a fire, and are otherwise sufficiently safe and sanitary.
Building codes are adopted for a reason, and people are injured when the building code is not observed. Innocent tenants, guests, customers, and clients are frequently harmed due to building code violations, and they very well may be able to recover damages under a theory of premises liability. In our Commonwealth, a violation of the building code will be evidence of a property owner's negligence as long as the violation contributed in some way to causing the injury. For example, if a property owner was in violation of fire-egress requirements, and a person suffered burn injuries because they couldn't escape the burning building, the building code violation would be evidence of negligence.
Violations of building code violations may involve:
- Sprinkler systems and fire escape
- Structural defects
- Emergency lighting systems
- Exit signs
- Exterior locks
- Gas fitting
- Electrical wiring
Boston Premises Liability Lawyers: 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
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