'No handrail, no relevant defect' is an article by Jane Talbot which references the Defective Premises Act 1972

Date: Thursday 29th June 2017

Housing Update:  No handrail, no relevant defect

In a recently published article Jane Talbot discussed the recent case where The Court of Appeal has held that the freeholder of a building was not liable under the Defective Premises Act 1972 s4 where a man had fallen down a steep staircase with no handrail.  The lack of handrail did not amount to a relevant defect pursuant to s4(3).

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