Party Wall
FAQ's

Do I need to serve a party wall notice FAQ’s? Have you been served with a notice?

Thank you for reading our Party Wall FAQ’s. If, like most of our clients, you have been made aware of the Party Wall Act but are not informed and are looking for further information, then you have come to the right place!

Question 1. Have you been served with a Party Wall Notice and you are not sure what to do next? If that is the case CONTACT US straight away for some free impartial advice. Please note you ideally need to reply within 14 days.

Question 2. Or you may be asking – Do I need to serve A Party Wall Agreement Notice at all? Please read on.

You Do Not need a party wall agreement served if it is classed as minor works, examples:

  1. Drilling partly into a party wall.
  2. Cutting into walls/for example old sockets & pipes.
  3. Removing plaster / spreading new plaster.
  4. No works that may include damage to the adjoining owner’s side.

You Do Need a party wall agreement served if it is classed as substantial works, examples:

A. Building an extension: If a property owner intends to build an extension that will be built up against a party wall or within 3m (Other conditions apply), they will need to comply with party wall legislation and give notice to the adjacent property owner.

B. Underpinning: If a property owner intends to underpin the foundations of a party wall, they will need to comply with party wall legislation and give notice to the adjacent property owner.

C. Loft conversion: If a property owner intends to carry out a loft conversion that involves cutting into a party wall, they will need to comply with party wall legislation and give notice to the adjacent property owner.

D. Demolition: If a property owner intends to demolish a party wall, they will need to comply with party wall legislation and give notice to the adjacent property owner.

E. Repairs: If a property owner intends to carry out repairs to a party wall, they will need to comply with party wall legislation and give notice to the adjacent property owner.

If the Answer is YES to either A B C D or E then please READ MORE.

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