Our team of Chartered Surveyors has extensive property experience. We advise the circumstances in which the Act will apply, as well as the procedures to be followed in line with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
We act as Party Wall Surveyors for building owners seeking to carry out ‘notifiable’ works and adjoining owners requiring notice. We serve and receive notices, prepare Schedules of Condition and prepare and agree Party Wall Awards. Our advice ensures work will be carried out in accordance with the legal obligations.
The Party Wall ect. Act 1996 provides an important regulatory framework for party walls and structures between properties. As such, it is imperative that you familiarise yourself with the requirements and take necessary steps to ensure compliance before work begins on site – even if only corrective measures are being taken.
The consent of both the building owner and adjoining home-owner is required before any work can be carried out on a party wall. This document must stipulate that you have permission in writing for whatever type or size project you’re working with, whether it’s remedial measures only or if there are potential future improvements too! The legislation applies in England and Wales but does not extend into Scotland or Northern Ireland.
It’s vital to stay compliant to avoid any future disputes over who is liable for problems or damage to the wall.