Law is a complex subject and has major impacts on the built environment and all those working in it. Law is seen as one of the strongest interdisciplinary links between the various professions; it is essential to have a clear understanding of how both statute and common law, as well as the legislative frameworks (statutory controls/policy and procedures), affect all the roles/areas throughout the built environment. This book will provide students with a broad understanding of the law and its applications, from disputes to land use.
List of contributors. Introduction. Legal Professionals. Law - its origin. Dispute resolution. Key players and the law. The influence of the european union on the built environment. Policy and procedures. Private law. Private law: tort. Land and land law. The use and development of land. Index.