Party Wall Act matters

Party Wall notices and Awards – The Party Wall Etc Act 1996.


Are you going to Carryout work that involves 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, or, Excavating within three metres of a neighbouring building? If so you will be required to comply with the provisions set out in the Party Wall Act 1996

A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act. The period of notice is normally one or two months depending on the work to be undertaken. Adjoining owners can agree or disagree with what is proposed. Where they disagree, the Act provides a mechanism for resolving disputes.

It is important to take party wall advice at an early stage because often this is a forgotten area of building works. JS Building Consultancy will be pleased to act for building owners or adjoining owners to where the proposed work will be taking place, and are able to act jointly for both owners where the proposed works are more straightforward.

When a dispute arises and Party Wall Surveyors they will draw up an agreement document called an ‘Award’ detailing the work to be carried out, when and how it will be done, and also make a record of the condition of the relevant part of adjoining property before work begins. On completion, an inspection of the adjoining owners’ property will be carried out. Any remedial work or compensation for any damage to the adjoining owners’ property will be agreed, and the work inspected when complete.

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