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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide practitioners with the basic knowledge they need relating to building defects. It deals with a number of issues, including what patent and latent defects are, the point at which liability for defects will arise and the way in which different forms of contract deal with this issue.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand exactly what a defect is and the difference between latent and patent defects ;
  • Know when liability for defects commences ;
  • Know what types of claim a party might have against the party at fault ;
  • Know the basis on which damages will be awarded and how the measure of loss is assessed.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Yarmouth v France (1887) 19QBD647;
  • Crown Estate Commissioners v John Mowlem (1994) 70 BLR 1;
  • Ruxley Electronics and Construction Ltd v Forsyth (1996) AC 344;
  • D & F Estates Limited, Murphy v Brentwood [1990] ABC.L.R. 07/26;
  • Pirelli v Oscar Faber [1983] 2 AC 1;
  • Hospitals for Sick Children v McLoughlin and Harvey Plc (1990) [19] Con LR 25.

This podcast provides an introduction to all aspects of defects in buildings, for practitioners who need to understand the law and practice in their everyday work.

podcast added 21/05/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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