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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to know whether a property is public or private


    When you are involved in public accidents, such as slips, trips and falls, you need to know whether the property is public or private in order to make a claim.

    Knowing whether a property is public or private isn’’t as simple as understanding a public park is public property, while a private back garden isn’t. After all, many privately owned properties are open to the public, such as restaurants and boutiques, for example.

    With this in mind, we take a closer look at how to tell whether a property is public or private.

    Is a property is public or private?

    Regardless of the accident you have experienced, if you want to determine where liability lies, you will need to know whether the property is public or private.

    If you have no contacts available who can tell you whether the property is public or private, the easiest route is to contact Gov.uk for Land Registry. This service allows you to find out ‘information about a property in England or Wales, even if you don’’t own it.’

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    When you have a legal team on board, however, such as our specialists at Accident Advice Helpline, you can leave it to the experts to uncover where liability lies. This is often the best option for victims of personal injury, especially in public accident cases, where liability may be difficult to assume.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury. Thanks to this wealth of experience, we know that every accident is unique. With this in mind, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.

    During your initial consultation, we aim to uncover the basis for your case. These fundamentals help us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim. This is particularly important in cases where you have been unable to discover whether a property is public or private.

    Should we decide to move forward with your case, and progress your claim, you can recuperate from your trip, slip or fall at home, with the peace of mind that our solicitors work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis.

    Getting in touch

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our specialist advisors today, via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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