by uglymug  13/01/2016  131 Page Views
2 Comments  Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
Large development is going on on the block of land next to my house. The developer is a large company that uses subcontractors to do the works on site.

There have been on-going issues relating to damage to neighbouring properties (cracking due to vibration, extreme dust from earthworks etc etc).

The developer is insisting that any issues of reparation/compensation be taken direct to the subcontractors to resolve. They view it that they are not in any way responsible (presumably they have assumption of liability clause in their contracts).

Can the developer (who own the land on which the works are occurring) step aside from responsibility of what happens on their land?