Social landlords have no duty of care

The House of Lords has ruled that social landlords to not have a duty of care to their tenants, after an elderly man was murdered by his neighbour. The man’s family took the case to the Lords in an attempt to prove that Glasgow council should have done more to protect the man, who was attacked after complaining to the council about the defendant’s behaviour. The Lords ruled that the council did not have a duty of care in such circumstances because relationship between the council and the tenant wasn’t close.