Strict Liability | Propertylogy

Strict Liability

By on October 6, 2018

Strict liability refers to the implied liability of a landowner for damages or injuries caused to third parties due to activities conducted on the site, even if they are legal activities with proper approval.

This liability also holds when activities followed stringent safety standards and practices.

For example, if construction on a land parcel causes contamination to the soil around the vicinity causing grave problems to neighbors and workers, the land owner will be held responsible for cleaning up and compensating for the damages caused to others.

Should the work that caused the problems be conducted by third party contractors, the land owner will still be liable and will not be able to shift the blame on the builder.

However, whether the owner takes the builder to court or settle it internally is another matter altogether.

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