Law and the Built Environment
is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studied by aspiring built environment professionals. Written by a team of lecturers with many years' teaching experience in these areas, key principles of English law are placed in their relevant professional context and clearly explained in exactly the right level of detail for success in the modules studied. The book also focuses in greater depth on some specialist areas of built environment professional practice, including construction contracts, health and safety, rent review, dilapidations, and lease renewals.
It provides an essential resource for students studying for qualifications leading to professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). It caters primarily for students studying these subjects at bachelor's degree level, but will also be suitable for students on programmes at HNC and HND levels, as well as those undertaking professional examinations. It will also provide introductory reading for students undertaking master's level programmes, and particularly for the increasing numbers of graduates from other disciplines who are now studying on RICS-accredited master's degree conversion programmes.
Douglas Wood, BA, LLB, LLM, Solicitor, is senior lecturer in the Staffordshire Law School at Staffordshire University. After working in legal practice and the commercial property sector he became a full time lecturer in 1975. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and regularly gives lectures at continental universities on planning and housing law. Paul Chynoweth, BSc, LLB, Solicitor, is senior lecturer in law in the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford. He is a solicitor, accredited commercial mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and also holds a first class honours degree in building surveying. He is the author of The Party Wall Casebook and the editor of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment. Julie Adshead, LLB, LLM is senior lecturer in the Salford Law School at the University of Salford. She currently leads CIB Task Group TG69 on Green Buildings and the Law and is a convenor of the UK Environmental Law Association, Water Working Party. She is also the joint programme leader for the Construction Law and Practice master's programme at Salford. Jim Mason, LLB, Solicitor, is senior lecturer in the Department of Construction and Property at the University of the West of England. He is a solicitor and an accredited commercial mediator. He is programme leader for the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management programme and has recently established a Masters programme in Law for Construction Professionals in conjunction with Pinsent Masons solicitors.