The Party Wall Act 1996

The Party Wall Act 1996

What does this mean?

Where a building owner wishes to carry out work that falls within one of the three areas, it is necessary to serve notice on the adjoining owner. Works carried out where a Party Wall Award may be required include: building a new wall, removing a chimney from a party wall, or making changes to the original party wall (for example, making it taller or deeper). If consent is not given, it is deemed that a dispute has arisen which, due to the Party Wall Act, there is a provision made for a surveyor  to be appointed to resolve the dispute by way of an award.  

What does The Party Wall Act cover?

The Party Wall Act covers the following: Building on line of a junction; Repairs of a Party Wall; Adjacent excavation and construction within 3 or 6 metres.

What services do you offer? 

Services we offer in Colchester and Cambridge are: preparation and service of notice; Party Wall surveyor in accordance with section 10 of the Act (resolve dispute); Schedule of Condition; Determination of the Award.  

Further details can be obtained here in the Party Wall Act 1996 Explanatory Booklet

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