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Invalid party wall awards and how to avoid them

Chynoweth, P 2000, 'Invalid party wall awards and how to avoid them' , Structural Survey, 18 (4) , pp. 168-176.

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      Considers the reasons for the invalidity of party wall awards. Examines decided cases under earlier party wall legislation in the context of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Explains invalidity on the basis of an excess of the surveyors’ statutory authority. Defines this authority in terms of jurisdiction and power. Demonstrates the limits of the surveyors’ authority and emphasises the importance of strict compliance with statutory procedures. Concludes that surveyors should adopt an inquisitive and analytical approach to the scope of their authority to avoid the possibility of invalid awards. Echoes John Anstey’s earlier warning that surveyors should avoid a broad-brush approach to their duties which will only leave them “covered in soot”.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
      Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
      Built and Human Environment
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
      Journal or Publication Title: Structural Survey
      Publisher: Emerald
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0263-080X
      Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
      Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 15:20
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:42

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