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Alex Watts : There is a potential.
Alex Watts : You have a duty under the Occupiers Liability Act to make sure that people and visitors are safe,
Alex Watts : That means potentially you could have a claim made against you.
Alex Watts : So potentially yes you could be sued.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
What would be your view on the validity of the remedial measures we are considering?
Alex Watts : Yes those would appear adequate.
Alex Watts : You have taken reasonable steps.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything?
PS I should add we are the owners but the property is occupied by a tenant
Alex Watts : Yes of course. But I do think what you are proposing should resolve any issue.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
OK agreed. I am particularly concerned about the tenant who has a small child. In addition to not wanting to put the mother and child at risk irrespective of the liabilities, I am concerned to clarify whether the tenant might have a claim in the case of an accident. I am clear that e.g. workmen we send round might have a claim and that in itself is sufficient risk as you say. I understand, perhaps rather oddly, that if the remedial works proposed are faulty that then our liability insurance would cover any claim! I think subject to any flaw in my logic you can see you have answered my question. Many thanks.
Alex Watts :
Yes I would agree with your logic!
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