Commercial Tenant Relieved of Duty to Maintain Common Areas in N.J. Appellate Division Decision

Commercial tenants in multi-tenant shopping centers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the New Jersey Appellate Division in Kandrac v. Marrazzo’s Market of Robbinsville, safeguards the boundaries of commercial tenant liability for business invitees, reiterating that a commercial tenant does not owe a duty to its patrons to maintain a common area, such as a parking lot, that the landlord is contractually obligated to maintain.