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

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Party Wall (WikiPedia)

Usually, the building contractor lays the wall along a residential or commercial property line separating 2 terraced homes, so that one half of the wall surface’s thickness exists on each side. This type of wall surface is usually architectural. Party walls can additionally be created by two abutting walls built at various times.

Party Wall act

How The Party Wall etc.

In simple terms, the Party Wall and so on. If the Adjoining Owners are satisfied that the Building Owners’ proposed works will be of no hassle or, position no risk of damage to their residential or commercial property, the Adjoining Owners only need to confirm, in writing, that they consent to the works and the Party Wall etc. The 2nd phase would just be activated if the Adjacent Owners had any issues relating to the Building Owners’ propositions or picked to neglect the Notification served by the Structure Owners.
A dispute would then be deemed to have occurred and, the structure supplied by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 makes it possible for a resolution so that the Structure Owners might carry out works whilst offering security to both parties. At the point of a “conflict” having actually developed, both the Building Owners and the Adjacent Owners need to select a Party Wall Surveyor to proceed with fixing the disagreement. This could be through separate surveyor consultations or, by consenting to a single property surveyor, called the Agreed Surveyor.
Party Wall Surveyors are duty bound to administer the Act impartially as they are, in essence, agents of the Court. Prior to any disagreement emerging, Structure Owners and Adjacent Owners do not always require the services of a Party Wall Surveyor. Nevertheless, The Party Wall Company are frequently commissioned to provide guidance on the Act and to serve the pertinent Party Wall Notices, guaranteeing they are legally legitimate. When designated, the Surveyors will think about the proposed works and concur a Party Wall Award which would information the building works and how they should be carried out. The rights given within the Party Wall Award go through the Building Owners making great any damage or, the payment of damages in lieu of making good.

What is a Party Wall Notice?

Structure Owners preparing to carry out any of the works specified within the Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 have a legal responsibility to serve written Notice on any Adjacent Owner who might be impacted by the Building Owners proposed works. There is no main template for a Notification. Nevertheless, enough information of the proposed works, legal names of all Owners, and when the proposed works will begin are all important to ensure the validity of the Notification.
Mr Herman wanted to repair the Party Fence Wall that divided the two gardens and served a Notification on Mr and Mrs Lehmann. As Mr Herman only served the Notification in his name, Mr and Mrs Lehmann declined to accept the Notification as being valid and argued that as both Mr and Mrs Herman would be related to as Building Owners under the Act, Mrs Herman ought to also be included on the Notification.

What is a Party Wall Award?

A Party Wall Award is a lawfully binding document in between Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, which has actually been concurred by the appointed surveyor( s), authorising the execution of building work in accordance with the Act. A Schedule of Condition survey of the Adjoining Owners property, although not a specific requirement of the Party Wall and so on. Act 1996, is traditional and forms a reference document within the Award.

I Currently Have Planning Permission And/ Or Structure Control Approval. Do I Still Required To Follow The Party Wall Act?

The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 is a completely separate piece of statute legislation to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or the Structure Act 1984. If your planned works would be deemed notifiable under the Party Wall Act then yes, you would have to follow the procedures set out within the Act. No Regional Authority consent or approval would eliminate the legal responsibility to serve a Party Wall Notice upon your neighbour( s).

Does The Party Wall Act Cover Garden Fences?

The Act does cover “Party Fence Walls” which are deemed to be a wall of strong structure that sits astride a border and not being part of a structure. For that reason, any works to such walls that would be deemed notifiable under the Party Wall Act would also apply to Party Fence Walls. Wood fencing, precast concrete posts with infill panel fencing, etc would not be deemed to be a Party Fence Wall, whether astride a boundary or not.

If the Adjoining Owners are satisfied that the Building Owners’ proposed works will be of no hassle or, present no risk of damage to their residential or commercial property, the Adjoining Owners just require to confirm, in composing, that they consent to the works and the Party Wall etc. At the point of a “conflict” having emerged, both the Building Owners and the Adjacent Owners have to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to proceed with dealing with the disagreement. The Party Wall Business are often commissioned to provide suggestions on the Act and to serve the relevant Party Wall Notices, ensuring they are legally legitimate. A Party Wall Award is a legally binding file in between Building Owners and Adjacent Owners, which has been concurred by the designated surveyor( s), authorising the execution of structure work in accordance with the Act. Any works to such walls that would be considered notifiable under the Party Wall Act would likewise use to Party Fence Walls.

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