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Hello I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer your question.
I don't think you could take action against the Housing Association if you are the victim of a crime - any action would be against the criminal or a claim on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. There is a clear legal principle that third parties are not responsible for the crimes of third parties.
Ok. But what about if I had an accident? Say I fell off the kerb and broke a bone?
I also think it very unlikely that you would be able to sue the HA if you had an accident on land that was not theirs. If the accident occurred on their land due to eg poor lighting and poorly maintained pathways then you might well have a claim but if it is on the public highway then again your action would be against those responsible for maintaining the highway (ie the local authority or the Highways Agency). I think you will not be able to make credible representations in the way that you hope to.
This is part of the problem. Unfortunately I don't know that the HA owns the land which makes up the address I live at but not sure about the road and the parking spaces. I've had no straight answer as to ownership and this is part of the problem. Does it belong to the council or the HA is anybodies guess.
Sorry I should have said the land belongs to the HA.
I'm sorry but I feel again that I've not been taken seriously. Yes you've given me some information and I thank you for that but to go offline during my conversation feels like I've had the door slammed into my face. Perhaps if I'd paid a higher fee then I might have not had this happen. I had only one more further question to ask but your expert going offline had prevented me from doing this. I bet you won't put this comment onto your site. Very disappointed!
I didn't deliberately go off line during this conversation. I think I have answered your question. If you have an accident on land owned/managed by the HA then you might well have a claim against them if it is due to their failure to maintain etc. The fact that are unable to park outside your accommodation will have no bearing on this. If you would like any more information then please let me know.