You will need a Party Wall Agreement if you are planning on carrying out any of the following types of work:
Building a new wall on the boundary between your property and your neighbour’s property
Carrying out repairs or maintenance to a shared wall or fence
Excavating within 3-6 metres of your neighbour’s property (depending on the depth of the excavation)
Advantages of a Party Wall Agreement
There are several advantages to having a Party Wall Agreement in place:
It provides a clear outline of the work to be carried out and the responsibilities of each party
It helps to prevent disputes between neighbours
It ensures that any damage caused during the work is properly compensated
It can help to protect the value of both properties
How to Obtain a Party Wall Agreement
If you need a Party Wall Agreement, the first step is to speak to your neighbour and let them know about the work you are planning to do. You should provide them with a written notice that sets out the details of the proposed work and explains why a Party Wall Agreement is necessary.
Your neighbour then has the option to either give their consent or dissent to the proposed work. If they consent, you can move forward with the work. If they dissent, you will need to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to help you negotiate the terms of the agreement.
If you are planning on making changes to a shared wall or fence, it is important to understand whether you need a Party Wall Agreement. This legal document can help to protect the rights of both parties and ensure that the work is carried out without causing any damage. Faulkners Surveyors in Telford can provide expert advice on Party Wall Agreements and help you navigate the process. Contact us today for more information.