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Legal Aspect of Building Maintenance Works

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. (2003) Legal Aspect of Building Maintenance Works. Principle and Practice of Maintenance. pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

This paper highlights the legal face t s of maintenance practice with special emphasis on Building. It begins with an overview of building maintenance and proceeds to identify the legal implications for owners and occupiers of buildings . This is done.by reviewing Section 72 of both the Housing Acts 1961 and 1969 of the United Kingdom, the Joint Contract Tribunal and the tort of negligence. The paper also takes a look at the building deterioration and liability in law and again highlight s the defenses that are available to occupiers/ repair contractors. These include the act of God, consent of the plaintiff, common benefit of the plaintiff and independent act of third party. The paper also takes a look at nuisance as a whole. It concludes by recommending a thorough knowledge of the conditions binding on the parties so as to reduce the possibility of disputes that normally arise among the concerned parties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 10:29
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3436

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