• Creation of the repairing obligation
• Interpretation of the repairing obligation
• Breach of the repairing obligation
• Nature of action required to remedy the repairing obligation
• Enforcement of the repairing obligation
• Litigation and the pre-action protocol
• Practical issues
The Party Wall Act 1996
• The background to the Act, its application, definition of terms used including ‘Party Wall’, ‘Party Fence Wall’ and ‘Party Structure’
• Procedures, notices and counter notices
• Rights and obligations, building and adjoining owner, rights of entry
• Disputes, appointing surveyors, third surveyor
• Awards, expenses
• Construction of new boundary party walls, special foundations, adjacent excavations, excavating in proximity of neighbouring buildings
• Modifications and repairs to existing party walls
• The appointment, role and powers of Party Wall Surveyors
Rights to Light
• What is a right to light?
• How is a right to light acquired?
• How can a right to light be lost?
• How is a right infringed?
• What remedies are available for infringement of rights to light?