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Law and the Built Environment

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ISBN-10: 1405197609

ISBN-13: 9781405197601

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Douglas Wood, Paul Chynoweth, Julie Adshead, Jim Mason

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Law and the Built Environment is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studied by aspiring built environment professionals. Written by a team of lecturers with many yearsrs" teaching experience in these areas, key principles of English law are placed in their relevant professional context and clearly explained in exactly the right level of detail for success in the modules studied. The book also focuses in greater depth on some specialist areas of built environment professional practice, including construction contracts,…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.65" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
The Administration of Law
The nature of law
Divisions of law
Evidence in civil and criminal cases
The common law
The sources of law
European Community law
The court system in England and Wales
The Technology and Construction Court (TCC)
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
The European Court of Human Rights
Personnel of the law
Judicial officers
Court procedure
Procedure in civil actions
The Human Rights Act (HRA)
The Law of Contract
General principles
Standard form contracts
The essential elements of a valid contract
Terms of a contract
Vitiating factors
Privity of contract
Exemption clauses
Discharge of a contract
Limitation of actions
Equitable remedies
Business organisations
Forms of contract in the construction industry
The Law of Tort
The nature of tort
Liability in tort
General defences in tort
Tort and human rights
Vicarious liability
Breach of statutory duty
Employers liability
Product liability
Remedies and limitation periods
Land Law
The two types of property
What is land?
Ownership of land
Proving ownership of land
Acquiring ownership by adverse possession
Third party rights in land
Restrictive covenants
The enforceability of third party rights
The Law of Landlord and Tenant
The leasehold estate
Types of leases
Essential elements of a valid lease
Formalities for the creation of leases
Termination of leases at common law
Covenants in leases
Rent review
Repairing covenants
User covenants
Covenants against alterations
Assignment and sub-letting
Enforceability of covenants in leases
Remedies for breach of covenant
The statutory codes
Private sector residential tenancies
Business tenancies
Public Law and Regulation
Judicial review
Building regulations
Planning law
Environmental impact assessment
Water pollution
Contaminated land
Waste management law
Emissions from buildings
Health and safety at work