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I own a historical derelict building which a film company has

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I own a historical derelict building which a film company has shown an interest in using / hiring for a few days. I cannot guarantee that the building is completely safe and would probably not pass safety checks - as it has never gone through building control regulations for development. I also do not have any insurance on it. Can I hire out at their company's own risk or do I risk being sued if anyone get's injured / anything get's damaged?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

You can never stop yourself being sued. Indeed even if they signed disclaimers you can't exclude personal injury through negligence

Alex Watts :

Under the Occupiers Liability Act you have to take 'reasonable steps' to make sure the property is safe

Alex Watts :

So you could let it out, but you run a risk of a claim

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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