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The Occupiers' Liability (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Visitors using premises for recreation etc.; modification of Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

4.  At the end of section 1(3) of the Unfair Contract Terms Act [1977 c. 50] 1977 (which defines the liability, called “business liability”, the exclusion or restriction of which is controlled by virtue of that Act) there is added—

  • but liability of an occupier of premises for breach of an obligation or duty towards a person obtaining access to the premises for recreational or educational purposes, being liability for loss or damage suffered by reason of the dangerous state of the premises, is not a business liability of the occupier unless granting that person such access for the purposes concerned falls within the business purposes of the occupier.

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