PARTY WALL SERVICES LONDON
A DIVISION OF SILVER GREY ASSOCIATES LTD
- Why Choose Us?
- What is the Party Wall Act?
- What Works Are Covered?
- Building Owner & Adjoining Owner
- I Wish to Carry Out Work
- I Have Received a Party Wall Notice
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We adopt a friendly yet professional approach to dealing with party wall matters and have acted for numerous clients, acting as surveyor to the building owner, adjoining owner and as Agreed Surveyor.
Since 1997 and covers England and Wales.
The Party Wall Act is an act of parliament which came into force in 1997 and covers England and Wales. The Act grants certain rights to building owners to carry out works which may affect neighbouring properties. It also provides protection to neighbours who may have concerns about works being carried out close to their property.
There are three areas of building works, known as notifiable works, which fall under the scope of the Act:
1 – New walls astride or on the line of boundary.
2 – Works to an existing party wall.
3 – Excavations within three or six metres of a property which are deeper than the neighbouring foundations.
Lives next door or in close proximity to the works
Under the Act, a building owner is defined as the person who is proposing to carry out building works. An adjoining owner is the person who lives next door or in close proximity to the works.
You must inform your neighbours by serving a valid party wall notice in writing
If your proposed works fall under the scope of the Act, you must inform your neighbours in writing by serving a valid party wall notice in writing. If you fail to serve notice and commence works, your neighbours can obtain an injunction to stop the works, causing avoidable delays and adding cost to your project.
You can dissent and appoint your own surveyor
If you have received a notice from your neighbour (building owner), you have a choice to either consent or dissent. If you consent, the building owner is free to commence works. If you have concerns and wish to ensure you are protected by the Act, you can dissent and appoint your own surveyor or use an Agreed Surveyor.
It is important to note that adjoining owners cannot use the Party Wall Act to prevent a building owner from carrying out works they have a right to undertake.
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