If you’re planning to undertake construction work on a shared boundary with your neighbour, you might need a party wall agreement.
It’s a legal document that outlines the responsibilities and rights of both parties involved in the construction process.
The Party Wall Act was introduced in 1996 to provide a framework for preventing and resolving disputes between neighbours when carrying out building works. The act applies to any building work that involves:
The Party Wall Act requires that you notify your neighbours of any proposed building works. This is important as failing to notify your neighbours can result in legal action being taken against you, which can lead to costly court fees and compensation claims. By notifying your neighbours, you can also avoid potential disputes and ensure that the building process runs smoothly.
Before you start any building works, it’s important to:
In summary, the Party Wall Act is a legal requirement that should not be overlooked when planning any building works on your property. By notifying your neighbours, you can avoid potential disputes, maintain positive relationships, and ensure a smooth building process. If you have any questions or concerns about the Party Wall Act, don’t hesitate to contact Faulkners Coventry for expert advice and guidance.