What is Party Wall?
A party wall is essentially a shared wall between two properties. Owners have certain rights in relation to a party wall and these are protected by an Act of Parliament known as the
Party Wall etc Act 1996. This Act is designed to prevent and resolve disputes in relation to party walls. The Act also covers boundary walls, excavations near neighbouring buildings and ‘party structures’, which could be a wall between two houses or a floor between two flats.
A building owner proposing to start work covered in the Act is required by law to give adjoining owners notice in a procedure set down by the Act. Activities such as excavating for foundations, removing a chimney breast or inserting a steel beam can all require notice to be served.
Applewoods Party Wall is able to offer expert advice on the Party Wall etc Act 1996
and how it may affect you. Whether you are planning to undertake work yourself or have received a notice from a neighbour, we can assist you. This may include assessing whether your project falls under the Act and advising on the implications of proposed works.
We can ensure the required legal notices are served correctly and that all affected properties are safeguarded with the correct legal protection.
We can act as...
Adjoining Owner's Surveyor
Building Owner's Surveyor
Agreed (Joint) Surveyor
What people are saying...
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