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Defective Premises Act 1972

We advise on the Defective Premises Act 1972 and in particular questions surrounding Fit for Habitation. Although it is coming up to 40 years since the Defective Premises Act came into force, it continues to remain live and relevant.

Zennstrom -v- Fagot and Others [2013] EWHC 288 (TCC)

On the 21st February 2013 Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart handed down judgment in Zennstrom -v- Fagot and Others which considered the scope of the duty owed under s.1 (4) (a) Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA).

The judgment is required reading for all practitioners handling claims under the DPA. It is particularly relevant to owners and vendors of residential properties who extensively refurbish or rebuild them and eventually re-sell them, as it analyses the type of evidence that is likely to be adduced in an attempt to impose the obligations of the DPA upon them.

For more information regarding this Defective Premises case see our main Case Studies page.

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Our team is able to advise on the instruction of experts, the collation of evidence, the merits of any claim and what defence(s) may be available regarding the Defective Premises Act 1972.

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Defective Premises Case Study

Zennstrom -v- Fagot and Others [2013] EWHC 288 (TCC)

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