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    Hi everyone, just wondering if any of you experts out there can help me. I am in the middle of completing a house renovation which will then be rented out. The current staircase only has a hand rail about three quarters of the way up and then meets the ceiling, leaving the final three or so steps without a hand rail and just the spindles from the upstairs landing to hold on to. Does anyone know if this is ok or against some sort of law when the property is to be rented. Not sure how to go about finding out!
    Kind regards,
    Julie

    #2
    Consider the fatal accident enquiry, local TV & press and social media reports. Not worth the risk,put in hand-rail to top.

    And your insurance probably wouldn't pay out
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Thank you for your reply. I will make a few enquiries before letting the joiner do what he said.
      Thanks again.

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        #4
        The property has to be safe.
        If the current set up is safe, you'll be fine.

        Use a common sense approach, assess the risk and decide if you think it's safe or not.
        If you think it's safe, you're fine.
        If you think it's unsafe, make it safe.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          Thanks for your reply. Think we have come up with a solution to get handrail right to the top, better to be safe than sorry. Appreciate your help.
          kind regards, Julie

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