Party Walls in UK Law

  • Waugh v H.B. Clifford & Sons Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 Diciembre 1981
    ... ... after each couple complained about troubles with the plaster in the walls and ceilings. They called Mr. Clifford in. He did some remedial work but ... and breach of contract for building and internal walls and the party wall of the two houses with defective breeze blocks. The surveyor, Mr ... ...
  • Bolkiah (Prince Jefri) v KPMG (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 18 Diciembre 1999
    ... ... He said that the intrinsic difficulty with Chinese Walls was that, while they were well adapted to deal with foreseeable or ... was not aware that he had consulted his partner, was retained by the party opposite in the same matter. The judge granted an injunction to restrain ... ...
  • Murphy v Brentwood District Council
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Julio 1990
    ... ... From 1981 onwards serious cracks started appearing in the internal walls of the house. In addition, wet patches appeared in the lawn. The plaintiff ... under a duty to another to take reasonable care to prevent a third party from committing a tort against that other. So the case had affinities with ... ...
  • Ruxley Electronics and Construction Ltd v Forsyth
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Junio 1995
    ... ... criteria normally proceed on the assumption that each contracting party's interest in the bargain was purely commercial and that the loss ... calling for the erection of a house with cement rendered external walls of second-hand bricks, the builder has constructed the walls with new ... ...
  • Dutton v Bognor Regis Urban District Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 Diciembre 1971
    ... ... But he did not bother much about the inner walls. He notified the Council that the trenches were ready for inspection. The ... of this century, most lawyers believed that no one who was not a party to a contract could sue on it or anything arising out of it. They held ... ...
  • Ketteman v Hansel Properties Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Julio 1984
    ... ... 6 (3) When after action brought a new party is added as a defendant, is the date of joinder the material date for ... Between 11th August and 9th September 1976 cracks in the walls of the houses were noticed on the following dates: ... ...
  • Lamb v Camden London Borough Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Marzo 1981
    ... ... There was subsidence. The walls cracked. It became unsafe to live in. The tenant moved out. Mrs. Lamb, ... Unfortunately, tortious or criminal action by a third party is often the 'very kind of thing' which is likely to happen as a result of ... ...
  • East Ham Corporation v Bernard Sunley & Sons Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 27 Octubre 1965
    ... ... In so far as the exterior walls were not to consist of glass, they were to be covered with panels of ... or thing of whatsoever nature arising thereunder … then either party shall forthwith give to the other notice in writing of such dispute or ... ...
  • North British Railway Company Company v Greig
    • Court of Session (Inner House - First Division)
    • 20 Marzo 1866
    ... ... and one at the Scotland Street Station, all within the station walls, and on the platforms of the stations. ‘The one at Waverley Bridge ... was as follows:—‘The first parties agree to let, and the second party to take, on lease, for the purposes of a refreshment-room, the premises at ... ...
  • Pickin v British Railways Board
    • House of Lords
    • 30 Enero 1974
    ... ... In fact, the lands were not burdened with any debts. So he was a party to the creation of a fictitious bond antedated to 1688 in favour of Lady ... 176, 195, 197 ). "What is said or done within the walls of Parliament cannot be enquired into in a court of law. On this point all ... ...
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