A party wall divides two buildings that share a wall, with common examples being semi-detached or terraced houses. If you want to carry out any building work that impacts this wall or excavation work is needed in proximity to a party wall, there are rules and legislation to follow. At Roger Hannah & Co, we can help you navigate this area and ensure you are fully compliant.
When planning building work involving or near a party wall, there are different notice periods you have to observe with your neighbours. They are going to have to put up with the disruption your work may cause and will see none of the benefits. Furthermore, because the wall is shared, any work could damage their property.
You must give your neighbour adequate warning of planning for work and notice of when it will begin, doing so amicably will prevent disagreements in the short and long-term.
The best solution is to share a qualified surveyor who can ensure builders are working to an agreed practise, while also keeping track of any damage that is caused as this will have to be repaired or paid for when the work is over.
To find out more about what is a party wall and what impact it could have on your property and future plans, speak to our team at Roger Hannah & Co now. We can provide information and advice on a wide range of situations you might encounter, allowing you to make the best decisions for the property and its plans.