Ortega v. Flaim

In Ortega v. Flaim, 902 P.2d 199, 202 (Wyo. 1995), a residential home was leased by the landlord to tenants through an oral lease with a bare bones commitment by the tenants to pay rent in return for the landlord's surrender of possession. 902 P.2d at 201. The parties agreed there was no understanding regarding repairs. The tenants' social guest sustained personal injuries when she fell down the stairs at the home. Id. In the absence of a contractual provision to repair, we held the landlord had no duty to repair patent defects on the premises. 902 P.2d at 204. The Court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment. Id.