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2013 Moot Appeal Judgment – Smith v Jones

It has been a long-held view that party wall surveyors can only make valid awards if the building owner has served the correct notice. This was the view expressed by the Court of Appeal in Louis v Sadiq in respect of the earlier London Building Acts, and certainly was the case under section 55(i) of the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939 which expressly referred to a notice being served. If a ...