Party Wall

The Party Wall Etc Act 1996

The Party Wall Act will apply to all construction works where the following parameters apply:-

  • Construction works within 3m of a neighbour’s property.

  • Extension works built up to the boundary position.

  • Extension works where there is a party wall dividing terrace and semi-detached property.

  • Loft conversions to terrace and semi-detached property.

  • Removal of a chimney breast.

  • Very deep piled foundations within 6m of a neighbour’s property

The Act places a legal obligation on all owners to serve an advance legal Notice prior to works commencing on site. You may also need to enter into a legal agreement (Party Wall Award) with your neighbours regarding the works that are to take place. We would recommend that you consult with a Party Wall Surveyor at least two months prior to your start date to avoid any delays on site.

Please contact this office for a free consultation to establish whether the Act applies to your project.