275. Duty to build dwellings fit for habitation.

Under the Defective Premises Act 1972, 1a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling, whether the dwelling is provided by the erection or by the conversion or enlargement of a building2, owes a duty to ensure that the work he takes on is done in a workmanlike or, as the case may be, professional manner, with proper materials and so that as regards that work the dwelling, when completed, will be fit for human habitation3. The duty includes both misfeasance and non-feasance4, and is owed by all persons taking on such