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Party Wall Matters

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (‘The Act’) sets down the rights & duties of building owners carrying out any works that may affect the structural integrity or loading to a party wall or party structure and protects the interests of the neighbouring owners (Adjoining Owners).

If you intend to carry out works that fall under The Act you must serve notice on all Adjoining Owners affected by the works.

The Act requires that Building Owners must serve written notice on all Adjoining Owners at least two months prior to the intended start date of notifiable works (works that fall under the Act). These are categorised as:

  • Building on or up to a boundary line.
  • Carrying out works to an existing party wall or structure.
  • Excavating within 3.0m or 6.0m of party structures depending upon the nature of foundations.

Relevant Notices must be served, and the Building Owner must have the Adjoining Owners’ written agreement to the proposed works prior to starting works or have a Party Wall Award in place in respect of them. If works begin without having first served Notice on the Adjoining Owners, they may seek to stop works through a court injunction.

    WCJ is able to provide professional and expert Party Wall Advice and professional services in accordance with the Party Wall Act 1996 and is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have accredited members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FWPS) and the Pyramus and Thisbe Club.

    Whether you are a Building Owner who desires works to be done or you whether you are an Adjoining Owner and have received a notice from your neighbour, our team of specialist Party Wall Surveyors offer impartial advice to protect your interests and ensure the process runs smoothly.

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