A party wall agreement is typically required in the following situations:
If you’re planning to build on the boundary line between your property and your neighbor’s property
If you’re planning to carry out work on an existing party wall or structure
If you’re planning to excavate within 3-6 meters of your neighbor’s property, depending on the depth of the excavation
Advantages of Seeking Professional Assistance:
Helps to ensure that you have all the necessary agreements before starting work
Helps to prevent legal disputes and potential fines
Ensures that the work is carried out safely and to a high standard
Provides peace of mind that the changes are legal and compliant with regulations
What Happens if You Don’t Get a Party Wall Agreement
If you fail to obtain the necessary party wall agreement before starting work, you may be liable for any damage caused to your neighbor’s property as a result of the work. This could lead to legal disputes, fines, and other penalties. It’s always best to seek professional guidance and obtain the necessary agreements before starting any work on your property.
In conclusion, party wall agreements are an important part of the building process that are designed to protect both you and your neighbors. Faulkners Ripley can provide expert guidance and assistance to ensure that you have all the necessary agreements before starting work. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.