Crofts v Haldane

Case Summary

 

Court:
 High Court
Status:
 Not Binding
Current Legislation:
Party Wall etc. Act 1996, s. 2(2)(a)s. 9
Historic Legislation:
 Metropolitan Building Act 1855,  s. 83
Facts:

Haldane raised a party wall having followed the procedure under the 1855 Act. The raised party wall interfered with Croft’s right of light. Croft applied for an injunction.

Decision:

Although a surveyors’ award might authorise temporary interference with the adjoining owner’s property rights, the surveyors have no jurisdiction to authorise permanent interference.

Comment:
This is now expressly provided for in section 9 of the 1996 Act.