Motorhome Facts Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
229 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello everybody,

In this mornings post we received our booking confirmation for a small site in Wales.

On the bottom of every piece of their literature was the following disclaimer:

"Site will not accept liability for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons or property occupying or using any part of the site however caused."

Is this legally binding?

Surely they can't distance themselves from all responsibilties, they have hookups and loos, showers etc which, if poorly maintained, could cause injury.

We are thinking of setting up a CL site (max 5 vans) and are under the impression that we would need to obtain liability insurance.

We would welcome your thoughts.


Cheers

Ed & Julie
 

·
Premium Member
2007 Fiat Ducato Ace Siena 2.2 100 Multijet, Keighley, Still in Gods County.
Joined
·
46,623 Posts
Not absolutely certain, but would think it's done more to discourage any claims than being valid in law.

We all have a duty of care, regardless of whatever signage we erect

Kev.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,217 Posts
2Dreamers said:
Hello everybody,

In this mornings post we received our booking confirmation for a small site in Wales.

On the bottom of every piece of their literature was the following disclaimer:

"Site will not accept liability for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons or property occupying or using any part of the site however caused."

Is this legally binding?

Surely they can't distance themselves from all responsibilties, they have hookups and loos, showers etc which, if poorly maintained, could cause injury.

We are thinking of setting up a CL site (max 5 vans) and are under the impression that we would need to obtain liability insurance.

We would welcome your thoughts.

Cheers

Ed & Julie
Why not check with someone who should know the answer.

Write to the Caravan Club telling them: we are thinking of setting up a CL site (max 5 vans) and are under the impression that we would need to obtain liability insurance.
You can then quote the disclaimer from the site in Wales and ask in view of that whether you do indeed need liability insurance.

They do the licensing of the CL network so should be able to give you a definitive answer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
179 Posts
No doubt you will be taking legal advice as part of setting up your business and will ask what form of disclaimer you yourselves should use.

Having said that, in simple terms, No, one cannot abrogate one's own or one's servant's or agent's responsibilities quite so simply.

I believe the advice you have received concerning insurance is correct.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,264 Posts
Not worth the paper its written on, you are legally required to have public liability insurance, ours if for £5 million I think.

And with the ease that people can sue nowadays for the slightest little thing, you would be silly not to.

Olley
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
319 Posts
Public liability insurance is not a legal requirement in the UK although employers liability is. Having said that it would be most unwise to not be properly insured.

If you have been negligent you won't avoid being sued despite signage to the contrary!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,469 Posts
pippin said:
I am too idle to do a search, but do we have a FAQ section or any other information on here about setting up a CS/CL?

If not, why not?
'Cos that what the clubs do. This ain't a club, its primary purpose is info on motorhomes, not how to set up a small business. :D
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top