Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Roof fall dancer tenant sues

A tenant is suing her landlords after falling through a skylight while dancing on the roof.

Anna Mayers was celebrating her 24th birthday party at the flat she rented with university friends when the near-fatal accident happened.

Although she has recovered from severe head injuries, she is seeking damages from Piyush and Naginbhai Patel, of Hendon, North-West London.

Mrs Mayers, now 29, used a window to get on to the roof of a garage attached to her flat in Islington in February 2002, the High Court in London heard.

She and friends had gone out to dance but she stepped backwards on to the glass skylight, falling through it.

The garage was not part of the property she was renting. The outcome of the hearing could affect the warnings landlords have to give their tenants about dangers in and around their properties.

SO .... apart from trespass there is also criminal damage and she has the nerve to sue the landlords.