From googling the term "razor wire" it would appear that the stuff can be
used on domestic properties by "Joe Bloggs" legally. There are a few
1 - The owner can be sued by anyone who has been hurt by the stuff - whether
it be an innocent person, trespasser or criminal.
2 - Councils can object to it for a number of reasons and order its removal.
3 - If you are a tenant of a property - you can be evicted for using the
4 - Owners has a 'duty of care' to prevent anyone from being hurt on their
property see this:
"Using barbed/razor wire and broken glass in order to stop people getting in
to your home is not advisable. You are making yourself liable to civil
action as you owe a duty of care to ensure that visitors to your property
are reasonably safe. As absurd as it may seem you also owe a lower duty of
care to trespassers".
Either you want to put it up or you don't - YOU make your own mind up and do
it instead of talking about it.
I would have razor wire electrified. Providing it can't be touched by
accident and is within your property who is to know apart from a burglar.
I wouldn't stick a sign up warning a burglar - if he complained he would
find himself in the boot of a car being driven miles away before being
They only understand one language.
Are you sure you don't work for the CPS or Probation Service?
I'm with you all the way, if someone is on my property without permission I
should be the one who decides what rights they have.
However the country is f*cked up and if someone harms themselves on your
razor wire you will probably end up giving them your hard earned.
Brian G coughed up some electrons that declared:
local plod suggested we added something spiky around the fence tops and the
hedge. We did, it worked. Short of electrification, it could safely be said
that we went to town on it.
I think, in the more notorious areas, you may find a refreshing disparity
between the official line and what the police will actually
Not that my estate was fundamentally that notorious, but relative to the
rest of south Surrey it was.
out of proportion. So, a burglar can sue you for injuries caused by
the razor wire. What's the worst injury he's likely to incur? A nasty
nick to his little finger. The claim for damages is not going to
bankrupt you (and in fact just won't happen).
Short of a concert pianist attempting to rob you and cutting all his
fingers off in a freak accident, meaning no earning capacity for the
next forty years, I think you can forget compensation claims for razor-