NALC Legal Topic Notes: Models / Procedures

[41] THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF COUNCILS AS LANDOWNERS

The law imposes a series of duties on all landowners by reason of their ownership and occupation of land. Those duties are duties of care owed towards other people. The nature of the duties imposed upon councils is no different from that imposed upon private landowners. Councils are however responsible public bodies and as such the level of duty is greater than that placed upon a private citizen.


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