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.
A party wall is a wall that separates two adjacent buildings or properties. When a neighbor plans to build an extension to their property, it may involve modifying or building on the existing party wall. Such construction work may have an effect on the shared wall, on the foundations of the neighboring property or the subsoil below the neighbouring land, and hence neighboring property owners may have concerns about contributing to the cost, and about the effects it may have on their property.
If your neighbour is planning to build on the boundary line, you may need a party wall surveyor to protect your property rights. A Party Wall Surveyor helps to enforce The Party Wall Act and the regulations related to Party Wall. The Party Wall Act of 1996 outlines the responsibilities of building owners who share a wall, party fence, or excavation larger than six meters in depth with their neighbours.
Faulkners Party Wall Surveying can provide you with professional party wall surveying services in Chesterfield. We can assist you in ensuring your neighbor’s building project complies with the Party Wall Act, manage the party wall procedures, and protect your property from any unforeseen damage.
As part of our services, we can provide:
We can serve the necessary party wall notices on behalf of homeowners in accordance with the Party Wall Act 1996. We can also issue a schedule of condition and conduct a comparative survey before and after the construction works.
We can prepare Party Wall Awards, which details the rights and responsibilities, timeframes, costs, and any other agreements between the neighbours in accordance with the Party Wall Act 1996.
Our professional surveyors can provide expert advice on party wall matters concerning the effects of construction works on neighbouring properties and structures, managing boundary disputes, and other related concerns.
In summary, building on the boundary line can cause tensions between neighbours in Chesterfield. However, with the right professional advice and guidance, such conflicts can be avoided while ensuring that the building project complies with the Party Wall Act. Faulkners Party Wall Surveying offers vast experience and knowledge in party wall matters and can assist you in all aspects of party wall requirements. Contact us today to discuss your party wall requirements.