Text Box: Paul Shaverin

32 Queen Elizabeth’s Drive, Southgate, London N14 6RD 

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Party Walls

The Party Wall, etc. Act 1996 covers works to party walls and other party structures, and also works where there is no party wall, including excavating within 3 metres of and to a lower level than the bottom of the neighbour’s foundations (where the excavations will be particularly deep this distance may in some circumstances increase to 6 metres), and building on your own land up to the boundary.

The Act gives an owner carrying out work a right to do certain things without permission from the neighbour which otherwise would not be allowed, e.g. go onto the neighbouring building or land, rebuild or raise the height of a party wall, install flashings into the adjoining building, underpin the next door property, etc., and also gives additional rights to the adjoining owner, including a statutory entitlement to have damage put right or receive a payment in lieu.

I can advise upon the implications of the Act, and accept appointments as surveyor under the Act from the person undertaking the work, from the neighbouring owner, or a joint appointment from both parties as Agreed Surveyor.

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