Bringing it Home! Construction Regulations 2013

22-10-2013

On 7 October 2010, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Mobile Sites Directive (92/57/EC) applied to the owner of a private dwelling house carrying out works on her house. The case concerned a prosecution taken by an Italian health and safety authority, against the home owner, in respect of her failure to appoint the equivalent of a project supervisor for the design process. Italian law did not require her to do so at the time and the Italian court had referred the case to the European Court of Justice for guidance on whether the Italian legislation was in breach of the Mobile Sites Directive. The European Court of Justice ruled that the Mobile Sites Directive did not allow national legislation to provide a derogation for domestic clients.

 

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