Party Wall Etc. Act 1996
Who's who in the Act - and what are their roles?
This includes -
(a) a person in receipt of, or entitled to receive, the whole or part of the rents or profits of land;
(b) a person in possession of land, otherwise than as a mortgagee or as a tenant from year to year or for a lesser term or as a tenant at will;
(c) a purchaser of an interest in land under a contract for purchase or under an agreement for a lease, otherwise than under an agreement for a tenancy from year to year or for a lesser term
means an owner of land who is desirous of exercising rights under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
means any owner of land, buildings, storeys or rooms adjoining those of the building owner and for the purposes only of section 6 of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 within the distances specified in that section.
means any person not being a party to the matter appointed or selected under section 10 to determine disputes in accordance with the procedures set out in the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
means the surveyor whose appointment has been mutually agreed by both parties under section 10 of the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
means the surveyor whose appointment has been made by one party under section 10 of the Party Wall etc Act 1996. Two such surveyors must be appointed, one by each party and if one party refuses or declines to appoint a surveyor, the other party may make an appointment on behalf of the other party.
means the surveyor who is selected by the appointed surveyors forthwith after their appointment is made.
All appointments and selections must be in writing and cannot be rescinded by either party. It follows therefore that once the selection of the third surveyor is made, both parties are advised in writing of the identity and business address of all three surveyors. This note is a procedural one that is vital to safeguard the rights of owners to serve requests upon any of the three surveyors.
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