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The Party Wall Casebook isbn 9781405163248

The Party Wall Casebook

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ISBN13: 9781405100229
ISBN: 1405100222
New Edition ISBN: 9781405163248
Published: May 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Existing walls shared by two properties - so called party walls - can give rise to considerable problems when construction work takes place to these walls or new walls are constructed on boundary lines where foundations project on to neighbouring land.

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 was enacted to regulate the rights of neighbouring owners during construction work. It lays down a procedure for serving notices and for surveyors to be appointed in the event of disputes, which arise quite commonly. This text looks in detail at the body of court decisions to clarify problem areas for those administering the Act.

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Property Law
What is a party wall?
What is 'Work in pursuance of the Act'?
Identifying the owners
The validity of notices
The nature of the surveyor's role
Proper constitution of the surveyors' tribunal
Surveyors' jurisdiction
Surveyors' powers
Damage to adjoining property at common law
Surveyors' power to award compensation and making good
Challenges to surveyors' decisions
Appendices - Statutes