If you’re planning to carry out work on a party wall, you may need a party wall agreement. This includes work such as:
Building on or near the party wall
Demolishing or rebuilding the party wall
Cutting into or removing the party wall
Underpinning the party wall
Advantages of Having a Party Wall Agreement:
Clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party
Helps to prevent disputes between neighbors
Protects both parties from damage to their property
Ensures that the work is carried out safely and to a high standard
How to Obtain a Party Wall Agreement:
Notify Your Neighbor – You will need to provide your neighbor with a party wall notice at least two months before you intend to start work on the wall.
Agree on a Surveyor – If your neighbor agrees to the work, you can both appoint a single surveyor to prepare the party wall agreement. Alternatively, you can each appoint your own surveyor.
Prepare the Party Wall Agreement – The surveyor(s) will prepare the party wall agreement, which will set out the rights and obligations of both parties. Once the agreement has been signed, work can begin on the wall.
In conclusion, if you’re planning to carry out work on a party wall, it’s important to understand the requirements for a party wall agreement. This legal document can help to prevent disputes between neighbors and ensure that the work is carried out safely and to a high standard. Faulkners Peacehaven can provide you with more information about party wall agreements and can assist you with obtaining a party wall agreement for your property. Contact us today to learn more.