Occupiers Liability Act

Unsafe premises; Injuries; Occupiers Liability Act #235

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. Before the enactment of the Occupiers Liability Act, at common law a landlord renting unfurnished premises owed no duty to his tenant or to any other person entering on those premises. The Act changed the common law to make a landlord who leases unsafe premises liable for damages to person or property, if

Landlord's Liability – Leased Premises #109

Legally Speaking

By Gerry Neely B.A. LL.B What do the Province of British Columbia, the Municipalities of Enderby and Chilliwack, Hudson’s Bay Company, Safeway, Grouse Nest, Royal Canadian Legion and landlord have in common? They have been sued under the Occupiers Liability Act by someone injured on premises over which they had a responsibility to ensure that