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Unnecessary inconvenience and compensation within the party wall legislation

Paul Chynoweth (Paul Chynoweth is a Solicitor and Building Surveyor, and a Lecturer in Law and Surveying at the School of Construction & Property Management, University of Salford, Salford, UK.)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Examines the obligations to avoid unnecessary inconvenience and to pay compensation for loss or damage within the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996. Considers the argument that the two obligations are directly related. Demonstrates that the obligation to pay compensation only relates to work lawfully undertaken under the Act and that the obligation to avoid unnecessary inconvenience exists to define the limits of such work. Concludes that the two obligations are separate but complementary aspects of the statutory code and that no direct relationship exists between the two.



Chynoweth, P. (2000), "Unnecessary inconvenience and compensation within the party wall legislation", Structural Survey, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 99-105.




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