Case Report

Zennstrom v Fagot and Others [2013] EWHC 288 (TCC)

Date: 03/09/2013

On 21st February 2013, Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart handed down judgment in Zennstrom v Fagot and Others which considered the scope of the duty owed under s.1 (4) (a) Defective Premises Act 1972 (“DPA”).

This is believed to be the first judgment handed down since Mirza v Bhandal (1999) where a TCC Judge has considered the scope of s.1 (4) (a) DPA, which imposes the s.1 DPA obligation on those who arrange for the provision of a dwelling in the course of a business.

Zennstrom v Fagot and Others is essential reading for all practitioners handling claims under the DPA.