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Article: Defective Buildings and Defective Law: the Duty of Care in Negligence

TitleDefective Buildings and Defective Law: the Duty of Care in Negligence
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 2, p. 206-222 How to Cite?
AbstractUnder Hong Kong law, an owner of property with defects caused by the builder or architect's negligence has no legal remedy. This position has come about as a result of the reception of pre-handover English authorities characterizing such property damage as economic loss, and therefore outside of the law's protection. It is here argued that this position runs counter to common sense notions of fairness and the expectations of ordinary people, is not supported by social and economic policy considerations, nor defensible legal principle, and should be judicially repealed at the first opportunity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74913
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorGlofcheski, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:06:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:06:01Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 2, p. 206-222en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74913-
dc.description.abstractUnder Hong Kong law, an owner of property with defects caused by the builder or architect's negligence has no legal remedy. This position has come about as a result of the reception of pre-handover English authorities characterizing such property damage as economic loss, and therefore outside of the law's protection. It is here argued that this position runs counter to common sense notions of fairness and the expectations of ordinary people, is not supported by social and economic policy considerations, nor defensible legal principle, and should be judicially repealed at the first opportunity.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDefective Buildings and Defective Law: the Duty of Care in Negligenceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=30&issue=2&spage=206&epage=222&date=2000&atitle=Defective+Buildings+and+Defective+Law:+the+Duty+of+Care+in+Negligenceen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGlofcheski, R: rick.glofcheski@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityGlofcheski, R=rp01247en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros56861en_HK
dc.identifier.volume30-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage206-
dc.identifier.epage222-

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