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Safety in delegation: managing risks of injury in investment properties

Yeung v Santosa Realty Co Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 7

Summary

In Victoria last month the Court of Appeal required a property manager to fully indemnify a landlord in respect of an award of damages to an injured tenant who slipped and fell on slippery timber stairs that were in need of repair or maintenance. This result was based on a finding that the property manager had failed to properly inspect the property and to notify the landlord of defects that would have been apparent upon ordinary inspection.

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