Party walls are walls that separate buildings belonging to different owners, such as in semi-detached or terraced housing. As you probably know this can cause all sorts of complications when carrying out any work to or near the party wall.
If you’re planning any building work on your property, then you may be affected by The Party Wall etc Act 1996 and need to use our Party Wall Surveyors. This act sets out a building owner’s rights and obligations and exists to prevent your actions from causing damage or disruption to adjoining owners while ensuring you can still perform construction or repair work on your property. If your neighbour is planning work on their property you will also have rights and obligations around the protection of your own property while this is carried out.
The Act covers the complex legal requirements and procedures that must be followed before works can commence – such as party wall notices, counter-notices, and party wall awards – and the timings of these actions. Getting these wrong can mean you could incur extra costs and a project suffers long delays.
Here at Redmond & Associates, our Party Wall Surveyors have a wealth of experience and knowledge behind them. We are always happy to guide our clients through this complicated maze of legality.