Structural Survey: Volume 18 Issue 5


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Boundaries and conservation

John Hudson

J. Anstey and M.R.G. Conzen both made important contributions to the study of urban boundaries. Conzen’s work provides a framework for the analysis of the process of physical…


The appointed surveyor as arbitrator

David Bowden

This paper considers the legal status of a surveyor appointed under section 10 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. By reference to that Act as well as to the Arbitration Act 1996…


What is a structure?

Donald Jessop

Considers the meaning of “structure” within the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Notes that a literal meaning might include all man‐made objects in the built environment. Argues…


The Party Wall etc. Act 1996: differences of opinion in interpreting section 1

Robin Ainsworth

Notes that differences of opinion often arise regarding the correct interpretation of provisions within the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Argues that this is frequently due to…


Party walls and adverse possession: party wall divides lawyers and surveyors

Caroline Stroud

This paper concerns the 1999 Court of Appeal case of Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v. Waterloo Real Estate Inc., where it was held that a party wall can be adversely possessed by…


Why the adjoining owner’s surveyor needs an engineer

Lawrance Hurst

This paper explains the reasons for the appointment of an engineer by an adjoining owner’s surveyor in the context of party wall and adjacent excavation works. Recent changes in…


Dealing with rights of light

Andrew Francis

The law relating to light is complex. This paper explains the law of light, how rights to light may be acquired, and how they may be defended. The particular positions of…


The grumble point: is it still worth the candle?

Michael Pitts

The purpose of this paper is to encourage discussion on whether the acceptable standards of natural illumination have increased since Colls was decided in 1904. It invites…


Sensible and co‐operative solutions under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Andrew Lord

This paper notes the challenges faced by surveyors outside London by the demands of implementing the new party wall legislation. It pays tribute to John Anstey’s guidance in this…


Validity of process under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

David Bowden

This paper considers the entire process leading to the making of a valid award under section 10 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. The powers and duties of the appointed surveyors…




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