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I need your help to understand who is liable for repair works on a hole in the ceiling.

I accessed the loft to place some rat poison when the loft floor gave way and my foot went through the bedroom ceiling.

My view is that this is a structural failure of the property as i was operating normally (walking). If -for example- the staircase had given way when stepping on it, would i be liable for repairs? How is that different to the loft floor?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Kind Regards,

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Hi CM, thanks for writing in our forum.

Has your landlord provided proper and safe access to the loft (such as sturdy ladder for health and safety) or is there a clause in your tenancy agreement that restricts your access to the loft?

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