If you think any work you are proposing might have an effect upon the structural strength or support function of the party wall
, or might cause damage to the neighbouring side of the wall, noti?cation must be made.
The client only learned the extent of the party wall
during the demolition of the building.
QWHAT is the legal position regarding work on party walls
? A Where legalities are concerned, you really should be asking a solicitor.
Unless your house is detatched, work will fall under the Party Wall
You start by serving a notice on the affected neighbours and if they don't agree to the work, you resolve the 'dispute' with party wall
surveyors and agreements.
If your extension involves digging into the ground within three or six metres of your neighbour's property and below the level of their foundations, such as building new foundations or laying drains, then you will need their permission before doing so in accordance with the Party Wall
, etc Act 1996.
| D Hare (Construction) Ltd, discharge conditions 3 (materials), 4 (external stone), 7 (window frames) on previous permission for listed building consent for alterations to barn to create property, including partial rebuild of 11 Wellhouse Farmhouse roof and party wall
, demolition of outbuildings, construction of detached property, construction of two carports, Wellhouse Farm Barn, Wellhouse, Mirfield.
Qe business next door is extending along the party wall
, and is proposing to put up scaolding in our yard.
"But we are very clear that extensions can go so far at the back and they can't go up to the party wall
The business next door is extending along the party wall
and is proposing to put up scaffolding in our yard.
He was national president of the Association of Building Engineers and the founding chairman of the Party Wall
Pyramus and Thisbe Club.
"This is clearly a neighbourly dispute and they have removed your own installation on what we consider to be a party wall