Yes – staircases and bannisters are considered part of the structure of a building and therefore the landlord has a statutory repairing obligation under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Further Reading

Landlord prosecuted for ignoring ‘significant issues’ which led to children falling from stairs {Examiner Live}

Hannon v Hillingdon Homes Ltd [2012] EWHC 1437

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

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