2017 Guide to Party Walls

2 CPD Hours = £36

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

Neighbours (both residential and commercial) can often fall out over works which one of them is carrying out to jointly owned structures, or which appear to threaten the structural integrity of the other’s building. The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a statutory framework for resolving disputes of this kind. 

After completing this course, you will be able to advise authoritatively on:

  • when the 1996 Act is engaged

  • what the building owner needs to do

  • the adjoining owner’s rights

  • how disputes are resolved

  • the adjoining owner’s remedies in the event of non-compliance

Course dated: January 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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