Property Owners – Manage your risk of being sued

Property Owners – Manage your risk of being sued

What happens if someone is injured or killed, or suffers some other form of loss on your property? Three recent court cases highlight your risk of liability for any potential dangers that you don’t take reasonable steps to avoid. Case 1:  The landlord, the holiday let and the visitor who fell from the stairs “The lack of protection on the garage side of the stairs below the gate was an inherently dangerous state of affairs ….” (Extract from judgment) Letting out your holiday home to a tenant may be a lucrative option if you are holidaying elsewhere, or if you…
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Renting in a complex? Read the rules!

“….. parties are free to contract as they please. The law permits perfect freedom of contract. Parties are left to make their own agreements, and whatever the agreements are, the law will enforce them provided they contain nothing illegal or immoral or against public policy” (extract from judgment below)   Be warned – whether you buy into a residential complex or rent a house in one – the High Court (in the case of Van Rooyen v Hillandale Homeowners Association) has again upheld the right of Home Owners Associations (HOAs) to enforce their rules and regulations. (more…)
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