The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 was introduced to provide the framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, as well as boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.
- If you intend to carry out building work which falls within the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, it is essential that you notify all affected neighbours by issuing a Party Wall Notice.
- If you have received a notification, then you must respond correctly to avoid prejudicing your position.
Work which is typically covered by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 includes:
- Work on an existing wall or structure shared with another property
- Building a free standing wall or a wall of a building up to or astride the boundary with a neighbouring property
- Excavating near a neighbouring building
- Damp proofing works
Jill provides a professional and personal service to both residential and commercial occupiers and owners affected by Party Wall matters, so if you are planning any building works, Jill can provide expert Party Wall Surveyor services, including:
- Helping you to identify which neighbouring properties will be affected
- Ensure that you are not held responsible for pre-existing defects of the affected property
- Serve Party Wall Notices
- Prepare and agree a Party Wall Agreement
Or if your neighbour is planning to carry out building works and you are concerned about the affect to your property, Jill can:
- Advise you of your rights under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
- Monitor the building works
Help to minimise the risk of damage to your property