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Design and defects: Responsibilities and liabilities
Surveyors deal on a regular basis with defects. This paper offers a reminder of where liabilities and responsibilities lie, particularly in the context of design and fitness for purpose but also in respect of statutory obligations under the Defective Premises Act 1972.
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Philip Harris is a partner and head of construction at Wright Hassall Solicitors, Leamington Spa, UK. He is a construction solicitor with 31 years’ experience. He has rights of audience in the High Court and is a member of Wright Hassall LLP. He is an adjudicator on five national panels, a chartered arbitrator and a mediator.