Definition - What does Invitee mean?

An invitee is a person that is requested to enter the property of a person or a business at the request of the owner of the business or property. This difference is made between people that are invited and people that are not invited on to another person's property. If they are invited, the rule of law would be different if something occurred such as an accident. If the person was not invited, they would be referred to as a trespasser.

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In terms of civil law, it is a differentiation that is important. If a trespasser hurts themselves while on private property, the owner of the property usually is not held financially liable for the injury. Yet, if an invited person hurts themselves, the property insurance would cover any related expense.

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