Archive for the 'building law' Category

Jenson and another v Faux – WLR Daily

Jenson and another v Faux [2011] EWCA Civ 423;  [2011] WLR (D)  133

“A contractor who carried out works to a dwelling owed a duty under section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 to see that the work was done in a workmanlike or professional manner. That duty was owed to the person for whom the works were carried out and the purchaser to whom that property was subsequently sold where the dwelling was new, or if refurbished or extended, it was wholly different from the old dwelling. The Act did not apply to improvements which did not sufficiently change the character of the property so as to amount to a new dwelling.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011


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People in rural villages to be allowed to build on green belt without planning permission – Daily Telegraph

“People living in rural communities will be able to give themselves the right to build on local green belt land without planning permission, under plans to be unveiled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2010


Bath Spa: Council paid £4m compensation for delay – BBC News

“Bath and North East Somerset Council was paid at least £4.17m in compensation for the delayed Bath Spa Project, its accounts have revealed.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009


Victory for anti-scald campaign – BBC News

“A campaign to reduce injuries caused by scalding in the bath has brought about a change to building regulations.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2009


Council to sue £21m over Bath Spa – BBC News

“Bath and North East Somerset Council is to sue a building firm for £21m after a luxury spa opened five years late.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2008


Judge slams Wembley dispute’s £22m costs total – The Lawyer

“A judge has hit out at the participants involved in a four-year dispute over the construction of Wembley Stadium after they racked up £22m in costs, including £1m on photocopying.”

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The Lawyer, 6th October 2008


Law change call for bust builders – BBC News

“Laws need to be tightened to ensure homeowners are not out of pocket when builders go bankrupt, the housing minister for Wales has said.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2008


Reinwood Ltd v L Brown & Sons Ltd – WLR Daily

Reinwood Ltd v L Brown & Sons Ltd [2008] UKHL 12; WLR (D) 77

“Where under the JCT Standard Form of Building Contract, 1998 ed, Private with Quantities the architect granted the contractor an extension of time after the employer had served a withholding notice and paid under an interim certificate on the assumption that it had the right to rely on a non-completion certificate previously served, the grant of the extension of time did not deprive the employer of that right since it did not cancel the non-completion notice restrospectively.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2008


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Melville Dundas Ltd and Others v George Wimpey UK Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Receivership prevents notice of intention from being given

Melville Dundas Ltd. and Others v. George Wimpey UK Ltd. and Others

House of Lords

“A provision that a party to a construction contract could not, unless he had given notice of intention to do so, withhold payment after the final date for payment of a sum due under the contract, did not apply to a lawful ground for withholding payment, such as the contractor going into receivership, when it was not possible for notice to have been given within the statutory time frame.”

The Times, 8th May 2007


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