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.
When construction in Welling is going to impact a shared wall, boundary, or structure, an official paper called a “party wall award” will outline the roles each party will play. It’s sometimes called a “party wall agreement” for short. The job of the party wall surveyor (or surveyors) is to examine the planned construction work and evaluate any risks or possible damage that may arise as a result of the work. The following details will be included in the celebration wall award that is then made:
A party wall award is important because it provides a legal framework for resolving any disputes that may arise during or after the building work. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of both parties, and ensures that the building work is carried out safely and according to regulations. If you do not follow the party wall procedures and obtain a party wall award, you could be liable for any damage caused to your neighbour’s property in Welling as a result of the building work.
To obtain a party wall award, you must follow the party wall procedures, including serving notice to your neighbour and appointing a party wall surveyor. The surveyor(s) will then review the proposed building work and make a party wall award. Both parties must agree to the terms of the award before it becomes legally binding.
A party wall award is an important legal document that sets out the rights and responsibilities of both parties when carrying out building work that affects a shared wall or boundary in Welling. It provides a legal framework for resolving any disputes that may arise during or after the building work and ensures that the building work is carried out safely and according to regulations. If you are planning any building work that affects a shared wall or boundary, contact Faulkners Surveyors in Welling for advice and assistance on party wall procedures and obtaining a party wall award.