Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters
We Have the Skills
Party wall and neighbourly matters can be complicated, where the different interests of parties need to be taken into consideration.
Our Building Surveyors at JBH Property Consulting are equipped with the knowledge & expertise required to address Party Wall disputes.
Party Wall works include the following:
- Construction on a boundary line
- Work to an existing wall shared by a neighbouring property
- Excavating near another property
Party Wall– The Law
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a strict process that is time critical before works commence that will affect a neighbouring property. This includes requirements for building owners to serve a detailed notice of intent to carry out works. Consent must be provided in order to undertake these works and in the event that consent is not provided, a dispute is deemed to have arisen. Party Wall Surveyors must be appointed in order to resolve the dispute with a Party Wall Award. A Schedule of Condition (SoC) is also recommended prior to commencement of works to provide clarity on the original condition of the affected site.
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