You may need a party wall agreement if you are planning to make changes to a shared wall or boundary, including:
Building a new wall on the boundary
Cutting into or removing a party wall
Increasing the height of a party wall
Underpinning a party wall
It’s important to note that you do not need a party wall agreement for routine maintenance or repairs, such as repainting or filling in small cracks.
Advantages of a Party Wall Agreement
There are several advantages to obtaining a party wall agreement, including:
Clear guidelines: The agreement clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of each property owner, which can help prevent disputes down the line.
Protection: By obtaining a party wall agreement, you can protect yourself against potential damage to your property during construction or renovation.
Professional guidance: A party wall surveyor can provide guidance on the process and ensure that the agreement is fair and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
How Faulkners Can Help
If you need a party wall agreement, Faulkners can help guide you through the process. Our experienced surveyors can:
Provide advice on whether a party wall agreement is necessary
Serve notice to your neighbor on your behalf
Prepare the necessary documentation
Negotiate on your behalf with your neighbor and their surveyor
A party wall agreement is an important legal document that can help prevent disputes and protect your property rights when making changes to a shared wall or boundary. If you’re unsure whether you need a party wall agreement, or need help navigating the process, contact Faulkners in Bayston Hill for expert guidance and support.