Chapter 13 Key facts checklists

Occupiers' liability

●    Occupiers’ liability is based upon the law of negligence.

●    Occupiers’ liability is one of the few areas in tort which is now largely regulated by statute.

●    The key statutes are the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984.

●    Liability to lawful entrants is viewed differently from liability to trespassers.

●    In determining to whom the duty is owed, it is necessary to identify the status of the entrant onto land.

●    To determine who owes the duty, the main criterion is control of the land.