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Liability in tort for housing repairs

This content applies to England & Wales

Liability for repairs that arises in torts of negligence or nuisance and the actions the affected party can take.

Negligence in housing repairs and conditions

A person who was negligent in breach of their duty of care may be liable to pay compensation for the injuries or damage caused by disrepair. 

When housing conditions are nuisance

Nuisance is a tort relating to land arising from an action or omission which causes offence, annoyance, trouble or injury. 

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