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Changing a boundary wall can be a complex process, and it’s important to understand your obligations and requirements. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key issues you need to know.



Whether or not you need permissions to change a boundary wall will depend on several factors. These may include:
  • The location of the wall
  • Whether the wall is shared with a neighbor
  • The extent of the proposed changes
Some of the permissions you may need to obtain include:
  • Planning permission: If the wall is in a conservation area or listed building, you may need planning permission to make any changes.
  • Building regulations approval: Depending on the extent of the changes, you may need to obtain building regulations approval to ensure compliance with safety and structural standards.
  • Party wall agreement: If the wall is a shared boundary with a neighbor, you may need to obtain a party wall agreement to ensure that the work is carried out in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Do You Need a Party Wall Agreement?

Advantages of Obtaining Permissions
While obtaining permissions can be a time-consuming process, there are several advantages to doing so. These may include:
  • Ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and avoiding potential fines or penalties
  • Reducing the risk of damage to the wall or adjacent properties
  • Providing clarity on the rights and responsibilities of both property owners

How Faulkner Surveyors Can Help

At Faulkner Surveyors, we understand the importance of obtaining the necessary permissions before making changes to a boundary wall. Our team of expert surveyors can provide a range of services to support you, including:
  • Conducting a survey of the wall to identify any potential risks or issues
  • Providing guidance on the permissions you may need to obtain
  • Preparing and submitting applications for planning permission, building regulations approval, or party wall agreements on your behalf
Changing a boundary wall can be a complex process, but it’s important to understand your obligations and requirements to avoid potential legal issues or disputes. Faulkner Surveyors can provide the guidance and support you need to navigate this process with confidence. Contact us today to learn more.