Last year, a couple moved into my small apartment house. They have the backyard. Turns out that one of their two dogs is very vicious. I wasn't aware of this at the time. There was an incident a few weeks ago in which a cable company technician who entered the yard without authorization was almost attacked. A more serious incident occurred this morning. The dogs ate a hole through the fence of the adjoining backyard and went in. Luckily no one was in the yard. If someone was, they probably would have gotten hurt, maybe seriously. It would have been tragic. The woman who lives there is very upset.
Sooner or later I fear that this vicious dog may hurt someone. I'm seriously considering forcing this tenant to leave when their lease ends (if he doesn't get rid of the dog). But that's not until August. If someone is hurt by this dog, as could have happened if someone had been in the next yard, am I legally responsible?