Tenant sues Savills for £100,000 after falling off security gate

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Tenant sues Savills for £100,000 after falling off security gate previous nextAgencies & PeopleTenant sues Savills for £100,000 after falling off security gateCity worker claims agency should have given him keyfob to gain entry after gate security was switched on, but Savills denies responsibility.Nigel Lewis24th May 201901,426 Views Savills is being sued by a tenant for more than £100,000 after he fell off a security gate (pictured) at a property in North London.49-year-old City financial sector worker Carlos Reguero Perez returned late at night with a takeaway to his rented flat in Hampstead only to find that a newly-installed security gate at his development had been activated.Unable to gain entry because he did not have the required code or keys to enter, Perez attempted to climb over the gates but fell onto the concrete below and suffered spine and brain injuries.He is now seeking compensation from Savills, which managed his property.Perez, who works for one of the UK’s high-street banks, claims Savills had failed to give him the necessary codes or keyfob and that after trying to rouse other residents in the block, had no choice but to try and get over the gate.‘Reckless disregard’Savills’ lawyers said the company denies any responsibility for his injuries and that he acted in “reckless disregard for his own safety by climbing the gate”, local media reports.The company also denies agreeing to provide Mr Perez Swith the codes or keyfob for the gate, which was installed by the management company that operates the site, and that it had “no role in the installation of the gates”.It claims that Mr Perez should have arranged alternative accommodation with friends rather than try and climb the gate.But Savills’ attempt to have the case thrown out prior to a full court hearing were unsuccessful and it will now proceed to a trial.Hampstead Savills May 24, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img