Although there is not a legal definition of vulnerable occupier, an occupier is generally considered to be vulnerable if they have a characteristic that means that the issue being raised would have a materially greater negative impact on them than on someone who does not have that characteristic.
Examples of such characteristics include:
- Mental health needs.
- Learning difficulties.
- Those who may be vulnerable due to their age.
- Severe physical health problems, debilitating illness or disability.
- The recently bereaved.
- Pregnant women.