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People could face £5,000 fine for decorating home for Jubilee

People could face a huge fine this summer, simply for marking Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Barrett Homes issued the warning to homeowners who are responsible if anyone becomes injured by the dangerous condition of their property. The duty of care, according to Birmingham Live, means you should make sure your property is "reasonably safe" including any driveway steps.

If you are aware of a potential problem at your home you need to highlight it so visitors are aware of it.

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It's important to make sure that your driveway/stairs or any other entry points to your home are free from items that could cause people to trip on or walk into. If someone does have an accident because of the way you have decorated your property, you could be dealt with a fine of up to £5,000.

If you're planning fireworks to help the evening's entertainment go off with a bang then there's a warning surrounding that idea as well. Buying or selling illegal fireworks can land you with a fine of up to £5,000 or even a six-month jail sentence, on the spot fines of £90 are also in effect.

The law in the UK is governed by the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 (Lawful Visitors) and Occupier’s Liability Act 1984 (Persons other than Visitors). You do not have a duty to prevent all accidents, but you are obliged to deliver reasonable care for the safety of visitors to your property. Ensuring everything is safe covers your home insurance and any unwanted liabilities.

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