Lea Valley Developments Ltd v Derbyshire

Building contract – Damages. The claimant had carried out building works on its property, which had caused damage to the adjoining property owned by the defendant. The works had included notifiable excavation works, under s 6 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and an award authorising the works had been granted, under s 10 of the Act. The Technology and Construction Court declined to grant declarations sought by the parties concerning the proper basis for compensation for the damage caused to the adjoining property.

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