FOI request detail

Shepherd's Bush Market "Tenanted Public Liability"

Request ID: FOI-1250-1718
Date published: 15 November 2017

You asked

Follow on from FOI-0969-1718 Transport for London is the owner of the Shepherd’s Bush Market, Arches 155 to 191, London W12. TfL were managing Shepherd’s Bush Market during the period of January 2002 to February 2014. We are of the understanding that ‘Tenanted Public Liability’ was offered within the landlord’s building Insurance. The ‘Tenanted Public Liability’ cover was stated as: - “Legal Liability to Third Parties for bodily injury or disease and / or / loss or occupation of property commercially let or available for let by Transport for London.” Would you please confirm the Tenanted Public Liability cover was offered within TfL's landlord’s building Insurance from 2002 to 2008?

We answered


TfL Ref: FOI-1250-1718

Thank you for your email received by us on 23 August 2017 asking for information about the Shepherd's Bush Market "Tenanted Public Liability". Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying to you.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked:

“Would Transport for London please confirm if public liability insurance was included within their buildings insurance cover for the leaseholders for each of the years from 2002 to 2014?”

The insurance that was in place during that time period was in respect of all tenanted properties in general. For the period 2002/3 – 2007/8, TfL maintained public liability insurance. This policy provided cover to Transport for London and its subsidiaries for legal liability arising out of the ownership or occupation of property commercially let or available for let by Transport for London.

If you require a more detailed answer relating specifically to the Arches, we would have to look at the lease agreements in respect of those properties as the insurance arrangements would have followed the lease requirements. If the lease did not ask for particular insurance, we would have been under no obligation to provide such a policy.

Please note that carrying out further detailed research to answer your request, which would involve archived files, would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25 per hour for every hour spent on the activities described.

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Yours sincerely

Paulina Tuffour
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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