You’ll need a Party Wall Agreement if you’re planning on carrying out any of the following types of work:
Building a new wall on a shared boundary
Carrying out work on an existing party wall, such as removing or altering it
Excavating near a shared boundary, such as digging foundations for an extension
Building on or near a boundary that separates different properties, such as a garden wall
Advantages of a Party Wall Agreement:
It protects you from legal disputes with your neighbour by setting out clear guidelines for the work.
It ensures that any damage caused by the work is properly dealt with and compensated for.
It establishes the legal ownership of the party wall and ensures that both parties understand their responsibilities.
It reduces the risk of delays to the work caused by disputes or legal issues.
If you’re planning on carrying out any building work that involves a shared boundary, it’s essential to understand your legal obligations and ensure that you have a Party Wall Agreement in place. This will help to protect you from disputes with your neighbour and ensure that the work is carried out smoothly and efficiently.
At Faulkners, we provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of Party Wall Agreements. Our team of experienced surveyors can help you to understand your legal obligations and ensure that your building work is carried out in compliance with all relevant regulations. Contact us today to find out more.