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The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 presents a framework for avoiding and solving disputes related to party walls, boundary walls, and excavations near neighbouring properties.
Any building owner intending to commence work covered by the Act has to give any adjoining owner formal notice of their intentions in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Adjoining owners can then agree or disagree with the proposals. Should there be disagreement, the Act provides a process for settling the dispute(s).  

We undertake various aspects of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. The Party Wall(etc.) Act 1996 is the Law. We can help you with the correct Notices and, if required, the Party Wall Awards. Our initial discussions will outline what information is required from you in order for us to prepare the correct notices. Getting the Party Wall Notices correct at the start helps to prevent any issues later in your project timeline.

Covering Shropshire and the surrounding Counties, we are able to quickly deal with any Party Wall Matters that you may have, with the preparation of Notices established within days.

If you are building an extension, a new garden wall between you and your neighbours, wanting to demolish a party wall, intending to excavate near to a neighbour's building or proposing to undertake loft conversion works, where you may need to put steelwork into the party wall for additional support, all of these will require the correct notices to be served. Your neighbour can stop your works without them, causing you a lot of unnecessary expense and problems.

Contact us to either discuss your proposals or if your neighbour has served a Party Wall Notice on you for intended their works.
Whatis a party wall?
The basic definitions for party walls are:
  • a wall that stands on the land of two(or more) separate owners and forms part of a building – (this wall can be partof one building only or separate buildings belonging to different owners).
  • a wall that stands on the land of two(or more) separate owners but does not form part of a building, such as a garden wall (but does not include timber fencing).
  • a wall that is on one owner’s land but is used by two (or more) owners to separate their buildings.
The Act also uses the expression ‘party structure’. This could be a wall or floor partition or other structure separating individual buildings or parts of buildings within different ownership(s), such as in flats.
What the Act covers
The Act covers:
  • new building work on or at the boundary of two properties
  • work to an existing party wall orparty structure
  • excavation near to and below the foundation level of a neighbouring building
This may include:
  • building a new wall on or at the boundary of two properties
  • cutting into a party wall
  • making a party wall taller, shorter or deeper
  • removing chimney breasts from a party wall
  • knocking down and rebuilding a party wall
  • digging below the foundation level of a neighbour’s property
Any building owner intending to commence work covered by the Act has to give any adjoining owner formal notice of their intentions in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Adjoining owners can then agree, or disagree, with the proposals. Should there be disagreement, the Act provides a process for settling the dispute(s).

We undertake various aspects of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.  The Party Wall (etc) Act 1996 is the Law. We can help you with the correct Notices and if required the Party Wall Awards. Our initial discussions will outline what information is required form you in order for us to prepare the correct notices. Getting the Party Wall Notices correct at the start helps to prevent any issues later in your project timeline. 

Covering Shropshire and the surrounding Counties we are able to quickly deal with any Party Wall Matters that you may have, with preparation of Notices established within days. 

If you are building an extension, a new garden wall between you and your neighbours, wanting to demolish a party wall, intending to excavate near to a neighbour’s building or proposing to undertake loft conversion works, where you may need to put steelwork in to the party wall for additional support, all of these will require the correct notices to be served. Without them your neighbour can stop your works causing you a lot of unnecessary expense and problems. 

Contact us to either discuss your proposals, or if your neighbour has served a Party Wall Notice on you for intended their works.
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