Works covered by The Party Wall etc. Act 1996
The works covered by The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 include works carried out directly to a party wall, a party structure or party fence wall such as inserting a flashing, damp proof membrane or structural beams. The Act also covers any excavations carried out within 3m or 6m and to a depth lower than the foundation of the adjoining owner's Building or Structure. Lastly, erecting new walls built up to, or astride, the line of junction requires appropriate notice/s being served upon your neighbour in pursuant of the Act.
Typical notifiable works:
An extension (rear, side or loft)
A conversion (basement, garage or loft)
Demolition or alteration of shared floors/ceilings
Roofing works and removal of chimney breast
Building boundary/garden walls
Excavating for foundations within close proximity
At UNEK Building Consultants, we specialise in party wall matters, bringing years of experience in building surveying and construction management, our qualified and trusted experts are able to provide you with guidance and carry out the roles of Building Owners, Adjoining Owners or the Agreed Party Wall Surveyor.
The Party Wall Agreement procedure ensures that all parties (building owner/s and adjoining owner/s) are legally protected prior to the works, during the works and after the works. We are able to assist through the complete process, from serving Party Wall Notices, to carrying out Schedule of Condition Reports and preparing Party Wall Award/s where necessary to resolve disputes and reach amicable agreements.
If you or your neighbour are intending to carry out notifiable works under the Party Wall etc, Act 1996, contact our expert team of qualified and experienced Party Wall Surveyors for initial advice on your project or fill in the form below in order to obtain or a fixed, no-obligation Party Wall Service quotation.