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The present legislation handling party walls and associated matters is the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, which governs the rights and responsibilities of those proposing work to party walls/structures, and/or underpinning thereof, surrounding excavations and/or structures (consisting of stacked structures).

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Party Wall (WikiPedia)

A party wall (occasionally parti-wall or parting wall, also known as common wall or as a demising wall) is a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings that is shared by the occupants of each residence or business. Typically, the builder lays the wall along a property line dividing two terraced houses, so that one half of the wall’s thickness lies on each side. This type of wall is usually structural. Party walls can also be formed by two abutting walls built at different times. The term can be also used to describe a division between separate units within a multi-unit apartment complex. Very often the wall in this case is non-structural but designed to meet established criteria for sound and/or fire protection, i.e. a firewall.

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The Party Wall Act 1996

as it effects the garden

At first sight, it is easy to believe that the 1996 Party Wall Act does not impact garden building, however it does impact the construction of limit walls even if not part of buildings and can also applies to deep excavations.

The Party Wall Act 1996 entered force in 1997, so it is now law and offers you rights and responsibilities whichever the side of the ‘wall’ you are on i.e. whether you are planning/doing deal with a pertinent structure or if your neighbour is.

The Party Wall Act does not apply to boundary fences.

The Party Wall Act does not affect any requirement for Planning Consent for any work undertaken. Having Planning Consent does not negate the requirements under the Party Wall Act.

The Party Wall Act comes into impact if somebody is preparing to do deal with a pertinent structure, for the purposes of the Act ‘party wall’ does not simply indicate the wall between two semi-detached homes, as far as gardeners are concerned it covers:

For details of how the Party Wall Act affects building operate in basic, have a look at this page.

As with all work affecting neighbours, it is constantly much better to reach a friendly contract instead of turn to any law. Even where the work needs a notification to be served, it is much better to informally discuss the desired work, think about the neighbours remarks, and amend your plans (if appropriate) before serving the notice.

What garden work needs a notification and permission.

The basic concept of the Party Wall Act is that all work which might have an impact upon the structural strength or assistance function of the party wall or might cause damage to the neighbouring side of the wall need to be alerted. Recommendations must be sought from a local Structure Control Workplace or professional surveyor/architect if in doubt.

Work in the garden covered by the Party Wall Act include:

Boundary walls

A notice should be released to all impacted neighbouring celebrations if the planned work on a boundary wall falls under the Party Wall Act. The notice must consist of (see sample letters in Part 5 of the Party Wall leaflet):.

If the planned work is a new boundary wall as much as or astride the border line the procedure of serving a notification under the Party Wall Act is as follows:.

See below concerning what takes place in the event of a dispute/objection.

Excavations.

If the planned work is an excavation within the distance/depth covered by the Party Wall Act, the notice needs to be served at least one month before the planned start day of the work. Neighbouring parties must give written arrangement within 14 days or a disagreement is considered to have actually taken place.

See below concerning what takes place in the event of a dispute/objection.

What occurs if a disagreement emerges.

If agreement can not be reached between neighbouring parties, the process is as follows:.

Once you have arrangement.

As soon as you have contract, all work should comply with the notice. All the agreements need to be maintained to ensure that a record of the granted permission is kept; a subsequent purchaser of the residential or commercial property might want to establish that the work was carried out in accordance with the Party Wall Act requirements.

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