Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Changes to the Party Wall Act

Recently it has been announced that there's amendments to the Party Wall Act...
The Party Wall Act provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.


I normally provide clients with Party Wall Agreements to cover the following:

  • 1. new building on or at the boundary of 2 properties
  • 2. work to an existing party wall or party structure
  • 3. excavation near to and below the foundation level of neighbouring buildings
This may include:
  • A. building a new wall on or at the boundary of 2 properties
  • B. cutting into a party wall
  • C. making a party wall taller, shorter or deeper
  • D. removing chimney breasts from a party wall
  • E. knocking down and rebuilding a party wall
  • F. digging below the foundation level of a neighbour’s property

Anyway, check out the Explanatory_Booklet_PDF or just contact me for some free informal advice... I'll be happy to help smiley