Do You Need a Party Wall Agreement?
In general, you need a party wall agreement if you’re planning to undertake construction work on a shared boundary with your neighbour. However, not all construction work requires a party wall agreement. Here are some examples of when you need one:
If you plan to undertake any work on an existing wall that you share with your neighbour.
If you’re planning to build a new wall on the boundary line.
If you plan to excavate or underpin the existing wall.
Advantages of a Party Wall Agreement
Here are some of the benefits of having a party wall agreement in place:
It helps avoid disputes and minimizes the risk of costly legal action.
It clearly outlines the responsibilities and rights of both parties involved in the construction process.
It ensures that both parties agree to the construction work being carried out and the procedures to be followed.
It protects both parties’ interests and ensures that the work is done safely.
If you’re planning to undertake construction work on a shared boundary, it’s important to consider whether you need a party wall agreement. In most cases, it’s advisable to have one in place to protect both you and your neighbour’s interests and prevent any disputes that could arise during the construction process. At Faulkners, our experienced surveyors can help you understand party wall agreements and guide you through the process. Contact us today for more information.