184.1 To visitors

184 Liability of landowners

184.1 To visitors

As a matter of public policy, landowners and occupiers of land are expected to take reasonable care as regards the safety of persons whom they may reasonably expect to come onto their land. The duty to take reasonable care is a matter to be determined in the light of the particular circumstances in each case. This duty of care applies both to visitors and, in certain circumstances, to trespassers.

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 sets out the statutory duty of care owed by an owner or occupier of land to his visitors. It replaces the