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Construction Law : Liability for the Construction of Defective Buildings - Michael F. James

Construction Law

Liability for the Construction of Defective Buildings

Paperback Published: 30th October 2001
ISBN: 9780333793060
Number Of Pages: 316

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Construction Law explores the general principles which govern civil liability for the design and construction of building works. Essentially it is concerned with three key questions which arise in the event of the design or construction proving defective:
(i) who can be sued;
(ii) who can sue; and
(iii) what remedies are available to the injured party.
The author takes a wide view of the subject by placing it in the context of developments in problematical areas of the common law. Particular emphasis is placed on liability in negligence for defective buildings and on the doctrine of privity of contract and their implications for the extent of the liabilities of contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and surveyors.
This new edition contains a new chapter on the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 and their implications for construction law, discussion of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and consideration of land mark decisions of the UK and Commonwealth courts governing construction liability.
New to this edition:
* A new chapter on the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 and their implications for construction law.
* Discussion of the implications of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 for construction liability.
* The impact of recent land mark decisions of the House of Lords on construction liability.
* Discussion of recent decisions of the Commonwealth courts in the area of negligence and defective buildings.
* The proposals of the Latham report and of the Law Commission's study of joint liability.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes and Statutory Instruments
Builders' Liability in Contractp. 1
Unfair Terms in Construction Contractsp. 48
Builders' Liability in Negligencep. 74
The Defective Premises Act and the NHBC Schemep. 103
The Building Regulationsp. 114
Liability of Subcontractorsp. 127
Liability of Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyorsp. 144
Liability of Surveyors for Valuation and Surveyp. 185
Privity of Contract and Construction Lawp. 223
Limitation of Actionsp. 248
Construction Products - General Liability Issuesp. 264
Reform of Construction Lawp. 285
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 311
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780333793060
ISBN-10: 0333793064
Series: Building and Surveying
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 30th October 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised