Compensation claim: house, apartment and land owners are liable for damages caused by commissioned craftsmen

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH, ruling of 09.02.2018, ref. V ZR 311/16) decided that a property owner who has a craftsman carry out repair work on the house is responsible – i.e. liable – to the neighbour. In the present case, the house had burned down after roofing work due to an embers nest […]