Section 15 of the act describes methods for serving notices, awards etc required under the act. Party Wall Surveyors were trained to pedantically follow the methods of serving and did so – this is probably due to their lack of understanding of the law and how to read and interpret statute. They misinterpreted the English language!
However the most recent case law Night v Goulandris on the methods of serving notices, award etc allows any method as long as the server can guarantee the document has been served and it is recommended reading for all aspirant and serving Party Wall Surveyors and will enlighten surveyors on English Grammar and pedantry.
Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB – Party Wall Surveyor, Third Surveyor, Building Surveyor
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