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Party Wall Surveyor Experts

If you’re planning on extending your property’s boundary line, you may be wondering whether or not you need to obtain a party wall agreement. 

The short answer is that it depends on your specific circumstances. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of party wall agreements and outline whether or not you need one for your boundary line extension project.

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What is a party wall agreement?

A party wall agreement is a legal document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of property owners who share a boundary line.

The document typically addresses issues related to construction work that may impact the shared wall or structure, such as repairs, maintenance, and alterations.

Party wall agreements are typically required in situations where construction work is likely to affect a shared wall, but they may also be necessary for boundary line extensions, depending on the circumstances.

When is a party wall agreement necessary for a boundary line extension?

In general, a party wall agreement is not necessary for boundary line extensions that do not involve construction work.

However, if the extension involves digging foundations or building structures near the shared boundary, a party wall agreement may be required.

The specifics of the project will determine whether or not a party wall agreement is necessary.

Advantages of obtaining a party wall agreement

Even if a party wall agreement is not strictly necessary for your boundary line extension, it may be beneficial to obtain one anyway.

Some advantages of obtaining a party wall agreement include:

  • Clear communication:
  • By creating a formal document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved, a party wall agreement can help ensure clear communication and minimize misunderstandings.
  • Legal protection:
  • A party wall agreement can provide legal protection in case of disputes or disagreements related to the boundary line extension project.
  • Added value:
  • In some cases, having a party wall agreement in place can add value to your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
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Conclusion

If you’re planning on extending your property’s boundary line, it’s important to understand whether or not you need a party wall agreement.

While not always strictly necessary, obtaining a party wall agreement can provide a range of benefits, from clear communication to legal protection.

At Falkner Surveyors, we can assist you in navigating the complexities of party wall agreements and ensure that your project is legally compliant.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.