39. Nature of duty.

(ii)     Duty to Neighbours

39.     Nature of duty.

An occupier of premises is under a duty1 to take reasonable care to prevent damage to persons and property on adjoining premises2. The harm may result from failure to repair his premises3 or from negligent conduct in the use of them4. These principles also apply where harm to a tenant or his family results from dangers on parts of the premises retained by the landlord5. The nature and extent of an occupier's obligations to his neighbours cannot be defined by reference to those owed to his landlord6. An occupier has