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A landlord was successfully sued by a tenant who tripped on a path OUTSIDE the flat he rented. This has serious implications.

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In a disturbing case a tenant was able to successfully sue a landlord for an injury caused by the disrepair of a path that the landlord did not own, but which provided access to his flat. Details are below, but in summary if you own a flat or a property accessed by a private drive you should go and look at it to ensure it is in a good state of repair.  We can do no better than to link you to the commentary on the case given by David Smith of Anthony Gold solicitors: http://anthonygold.co.uk/latest/legal-insight/widening-the-scope-of-disrepair

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