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Frequently Asked Questions
The Party Wall Act etc 1996 is a piece of legislation in England and Wales intended to enable development to take place whilst providing protection for adjoining owners and occupiers. The act does this by preventing building work taking place by one neighbour that could undermine the structural integrity of shared walls or neighbouring properties.
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A party wall is one that separates adjoining homes belonging to two or more owners.
This is a surprisingly complex area of the law as it covers multiple types of wall. Typically, a party wall is the wall that physically separates adjoining occupiers in terraced or semi-detached houses.
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The surveyor(s) settle the dispute by making what is known as a Party Wall Award. This award will set out the following:
- Full details on the works to be carried out.
- How and when exactly the planned work is to be undertaken.
- Any additional work which might be required.
- Typically the award will hold a record of the condition in which the adjoining property is in prior to work taking place.
- Permission for a surveyor to carry out inspections whilst work is underway, ensuring the award is being complied with.
Typically the building owner pays all costs associated with the Party Wall Award, this includes the adjoining owner’s surveyors’ fee.
Whilst you cannot stop someone from exercising the rights given to them by the act, you might be able to influence how and when the work is carried out.
If you do not respond to your notice, you will be deemed to be in dispute with them.
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