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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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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 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

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