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Jones -v- Bartlett: landlords` liability to tenants and members of their household in negligence

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posted on 01.01.2001, 00:00 authored by Danuta MendelsonDanuta Mendelson
According to the latest available statistics, in 1997-98, of the total of seven million Australian households, two million were renting their dwelling from a State housing authority or private landlords.Therefore, the decision on the scope of landlords' liability to tenants, members of their households, and guests in the right of the tenant handed down by the High Court of Australia in November 2000 was not only of legal, but also of social and economic significance. This note will discuss the Jones v Bartlett case in the context of the traditional common law approach to landlords' liability and the ground-breaking, if flawed, case of Northern Sandblasting Pty Ltd v Harris.

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Deakin law review

Volume

6

Issue

1

Pagination

174 - 183

Publisher

Deakin University

Location

Burwood, Vic.

ISSN

1321-3660

Language

eng

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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2001, The author

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