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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Building (Scotland) Act 2003

2003 asp 8

The Act - an Overview

Part 5: General

Section 51: Civil liability

130.This section provides for the liability of anyone who breaches duties under building regulations and by doing so causes damage, including the death, injury etc. of any person. Under subsection (2), building regulations may create defences in any action for a breach of such duties. Subsection (3) provides for certain exemptions for buildings which exist before the section comes into force.

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