| Commentary

150 Common duty of care

| Commentary

4: USE OF A PRIVATE GARDEN BY THOSE OTHER THAN THE OWNER

150 Common duty of care

Under the Occupiers’ Liability Acts 1957 and 1984, a garden owner has a common duty of care to ensure that any visitor is reasonably safe for the purpose for which he or she is invited or permitted to be in the garden1, and a lesser duty if he is aware of a danger or has reasonable grounds to believe one exists and that persons may come within the vicinity of it. He must take reasonable steps to offer some protection2

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