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Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the eye of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend or risk being trapped inside by rioters.
The people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that "we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21."
NATO summits often attract crowds of thousands of protesters. C
Originally posted by cosmicexplorer
All youd have to do is walk outside and pretend to protest for a few blocks then do whatever you wanted to do. Then on the way back just protest again back until you get to your apartment.
Originally posted by ghoulardi
I don't see anything wrong at all with that letter. Incompetent land lord? I say just the opposite! [*SNIP*] So if that was your property / responsibility, what would you do? Nothing? I would much rather rent from him then you!
Mod edit: Removed uncivil comments. Please be courteous to your fellow members.edit on 4/21/2012 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by stanguilles7
reply to post by Violater1
So what's the outrage?
The building owners are giving their tenets a heads up that the expected massive protest may trap them in their building.
Seems like they have their residents interests in mind.
Originally posted by Violater1
Perhaps not outrageous to you, but this is how some of the tenants feel. Please read the links.
From (again) www.myfoxchicago.com... 120420
"I can't just leave my garage whenever I want. They'll be holding us hostage in here," said resident Sebrina Krielinger.
"It's just pretty shocking to see and hear things are going to be scary in your own home," said resident Jeff Lunz
More than 20,000 police, military, and security personnel were involved in policing the protests and guarding the summit. While there were no deaths and only three reported injuries, at least 40 shops were vandalised, constituting at least C$750,000 worth of damage. Over 1000 arrests were made, making it the largest number of mass arrest in Canadian history.
In the aftermath of the protests, the Toronto Police Service and the Integrated Security Unit (ISU) of the G-20 Toronto summit were heavily criticized for brutality during the arrests and eventually went under public scrutiny by media and human rights activists.
Originally posted by defcon5
No one would win a “constructive eviction” suit over this because its not the building owners fault that they may have to deal with a riot. That is considered to be beyond their control, and riots are legally considered an “act of god” just like a plague quarantine.
They also have every right to protect their building, and owe their tenets a “duty of care” in protecting their assets. No one is being held “hostage” in any way, you are exaggerating the situation. They will be allowed access, but that access will be limited entry to those who are officially “tenets of record” through one “flow controlled” door. They will have to show their ID simply to prove their residency. There is nothing illegal about this at all.
Constructive eviction is a term used in the law of real property to describe a circumstance in which a landlord either does something or fails to do something that he has a legal duty to provide (e.g. the landlord refuses to provide heat or water to the apartment), rendering the property uninhabitable.
Force majeure (French, pronounced: [fɔʁs maʒœʁ]) or vis major (Latin) "superior force", also known as cas fortuit (French) or casus fortuitus (Latin) "chance occurrence, unavoidable accident", is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (such as hurricane, flooding, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.), prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.
The traditional rule of landlord liability is that a landlord will be held liable for any activity on his property if the lessor at the time of the lease consented to such activity or knew that it would be carried on, and the lessor knew or had reason to know that it would unavoidably involve such an unreasonable risk, or that special precautions necessary to safety would not be taken.