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Yeung, William v Santosa Realty Co P/L and Potter, Elizabeth Anne [2020] VSCA 7

OCCUPIER'S LIABILITY
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Tate, Kaye and Niall JJA
Parties: 

Yeung, William v Santosa Realty Co P/L and Potter, Elizabeth Anne

Judgment Date: 
6 February 2020
Catchwords: 

OCCUPIER'S LIABILITY - Personal injury - Claim brought by tenant against landlord and managing real estate agent - Property not in good repair - Failure by agent to inspect property and notify landlord of obvious defects - Apportionment of liability between tortfeasors - Whether landlord delegated duty of care to agent - Whether judge erred in finding that landlord failed to take any real steps to ensure property was in good repair - Jones v Bartlett (2000) 205 CLR 166 applied - Bevillesta Pty Ltd v Liberty International Insurance Co [2009] NSWCA 16 and Libra Collaroy Pty Ltd v Bhide [2017] NSWCA 196 discussed - Wrongs Act 1958 ss 14A, 14B, 24(2) - Leave to appeal granted - Appeal allowed.

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