Extent of jurisdiction to award compensation under section 7(2) of the Party Wall Act 1996 – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted July 19th, 2019 in compensation, jurisdiction, news, party walls, surveyors by tracey

‘The question of just how wide a party wall surveyor’s jurisdiction is to award compensation to an adjoining owner (under section 7(2) of the Party Wall Act 1996) has been the subject of a considerable amount of debate among party wall surveyors, so every opportunity for judicial scrutiny and clarification should be welcomed. Therefore, the slightly unusual circumstances that unfolded in the 2012 unreported case of Davis v Trustees of 2 Mulberry Walk provides us with some useful guidance in relation to the operation of section 7(2).’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 17th July 2019

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Are you being served (electronically)? Email service under the CPR and the Party Wall Act 1996 – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Two recent cases, one in the Court of Appeal, the other in the Supreme Court, have created significant uncertainty around the acceptability of email service. It seems that there may now be a disparity between the CPR and the Party Wall Act 1996, despite the similarities in the wording of the relevant provisions for the two regimes.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 14th March 2018

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Reeves v Young – Tanfield Chambers

Posted February 16th, 2017 in boundaries, costs, enforcement, estoppel, news, party walls, surveyors by sally

‘Third surveyors, the impartial arbiters of the party wall world, rarely feature prominently in party wall litigation. However, there have been two recent County Court cases in which the selection and purported removal of third surveyors has been considered by the Court, in both cases HHJ Bailey in the County Court at Central London.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 2nd February 2017

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Time to party (over that wall) like it’s 1996 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 1st, 2016 in boundaries, enforcement, news, party walls by sally

‘As the incredible rise of our transatlantic wall-building friend sets gently into the twilight of credulity, it provides us with an opportunity to get back to reality with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 1st December 2016

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Patel and another v Peters and others – WLR Daily

Patel and another v Peters and others [2014] EWCA Civ 335; [2014] WLR (D) 147

‘Where the surveyor of a party involved in a dispute over building works affecting adjoining properties served a request under section 10(7) of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 on the surveyor of the other party that he act effectively in respect of the subject matter referred to in the request within ten days, after which, if he did not so act, the requesting surveyor became entitled to act ex parte in respect of the matter, a continuing state of affairs was created so that the other party’s surveyor might still act effectively after that ten-day period, thereby precluding the requesting surveyor from acting ex parte, provided that the requesting surveyor had not yet proceeded so to act.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 20th, 2012 in appeals, doctors, law reports, party walls, service, time limits by tracey

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd: [2012] EWCA Civ 1657;   [2012] WLR (D)  379

“Service of a party wall award pursuant to section 15(1) of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 was effective from the date the award was received or deemed to have been received by a party.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 28th, 2012 in appeals, law reports, party walls, service, surveyors, time limits by sally

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd [2012] EWHC 1351 (QB); [2012] WLR (D) 162

“Service of a surveyor’s award sent by post, pursuant to section 15(1) of the Party Wall etc Act 1996, was effected when the award was consigned to the post.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk