Under common law, landlords must ensure their investment properties are safe to live in and landlords have a duty of care to tenants, as well as anyone the tenant invites to visit the property.
A landlord can be sued for negligence if an injury or death
occurs as a result of a landlord’s failure to ensure the property is safe.
Landlords have an obligation to:
comply with all requirements in respect to
building health & safety laws
arrange for urgent repairs to avoid exposing
people to risk of injury
It is recommended that pool barriers and blind/curtain cords
are checked as part of quarterly property inspections.
What about the tenant’s responsibilities?
Tenants must ensure that they-
· don’t create hazards by their actions
· need to alert the landlord in writing about any
safety issues around the property as soon as possible.
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Friday, 24 January 2020