Fisher v Walters: KBD 1926

T complained of being injured when the ceiling fell in the house. The defect was latent.
Held: L was not liable without notice of the defect.
Finlay J, Mackinnon J
[1926] 2 KB 315
Housing, Town Planning etc Act 1909 15
England and Wales
Cited by:

  • Disapproved – McCarrick v Liverpool Corporation HL 1947
    Premises’ Defect – No Notice Liability on L
    The tenant’s wife was injured falling from defective stone steps leading from the kitchen to the back kitchen of the house. Under section the 1936 Act, the judge found the house not to have been kept in the state required. No notice of want of . .
    [1947] AC 219
  • Cited – O’Brien v Robinson HL 19-Feb-1973
    The plaintiffs sought damages after being injured when the ceiling of their bedroom fell on them. They were tenants of the defendants.
    Held: The 1961 Act implied a duty on L to keep in repair the structure. What was meant by ‘keep in repair.’ . .
    [1973] UKHL 1, [1973] AC 912

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 03 December 2020; Ref: scu.259930