If you’re planning on carrying out work that requires a party wall agreement, you’ll need to serve a notice on your neighbours. This should include details of the work that you’re planning to carry out, when it will start, and how long it will take. Your neighbours then have 14 days to respond, and they can either agree to the work or raise objections.
If your neighbours raise objections, you’ll need to appoint a party wall surveyor. This is a qualified professional who will act as an impartial mediator between you and your neighbours. They will draw up a party wall agreement that sets out the rights and responsibilities of both parties, and they’ll ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with the agreement.
If you’re planning on carrying out any building work that involves a shared wall or boundary, it’s important to consider whether you’ll need a party wall agreement. Failure to obtain one could lead to legal disputes and additional costs down the line. By following the process outlined above, you can ensure that you’re meeting your legal obligations and protecting the rights of both yourself and your neighbours.
At Faulkners, our team of experienced surveyors can help you with all aspects of party wall agreements. Contact us today to find out more.