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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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Abstract

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 16:42
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12454

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