H&S issue on Stairways

You are here : Member Forums Campaigning and Policy H&S issue on Stairways
This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
M
martin_451
13 Posts
1 Thanks
Hi,
Q. Is my stairway acceptable - must I fund cost of balustrades/rails on 2nd side where it is 'open' from halfway down on the internal side? Or, if tenant specifically requests it for his grandchildren visiting, can I charge for it? I have specifically not 'filled in' the lower half of the stairway on the internal side into the hallway -since i)it would close the area in too much & ii) I couldn't get furniture up/down without difficulty.
My (2 bed semi) property was built between 1985-87. When I bought it in 6/08,it had no stair rail - the same design as it's adjoining house.
From the front door, stairway is immediately on RHS. First 3 steps form a dog-leg, then 10 straight steps. I have had a fixed stair rail fitted from the door, around the dog-leg, up to top of the stairs on the RHS.
The 'problem' - walking downstairs, I have complete wall on my RHS until the 6th step down - at this point, the wall ends (bottom of it being level with my waist)so that, for the last 4 straight steps of the 10, there is no wall on RHS. Would this be deemed a H&S risk?
I have advertised it specifically for 1 professional or a couple. I personally do not consider it a H&S risk for adults - though it would be dangerous for children. Q) Do I have a liability to fund it for visiting "guests" of a tenant who are children? Q) Can you point me to relevant legislation?
Thanks, in anticipation?
Regards,

24/01/2009 00:00

Want to read more?

This is a members only forum, if you want to read more you need to login to your membership, if you are not a member, click here to join.

This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
Ideal Flatmate
Elfin Kitchens
Landlord Broadband
John Pye Auctions

Share this page