The landlord's duty and unsafe premises
Stickley, Amanda P. (2013) The landlord's duty and unsafe premises. Queensland Lawyer, 33, pp. 128-130.
Case note on Sheehy v Hobbs .
It is well established that a landlord owes a tenant a duty of care to “take reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of injury to their prospective tenants and members of their household”.1 What often arises is the question of how far the scope of that duty extends. In Sheehy v Hobbs  QSC 333 the plaintiff was injured when she fell down a flight of internal stairs of the townhouse she leased from the defendants. The plaintiff claimed damages for a breach of duty owed to her in negligence, and also alleged breaches of the duties owed to her pursuant to s 103 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 (Qld) and her tenancy agreement.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Duty of care, Landlord and tenant, Unsafe premises, Negligence|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters (Australia/NZ)|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2014 01:14|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2014 22:15|
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