The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act.
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If you are due to carry out construction work that includes any of the following.
Section 1 of the act
- Building a new wall at or astride the boundary line between properties
Section 2 of the act
- Work that is going to be carried out directly to an existing party wall or party structure.
To repair a party wall.
- Inserting a damp proof course.
- Underpinning the wall.
Cutting into a party wall to take the bearing of a beam. (e.g. for loft conversion works).
- Raising or lowing the height of a party wall. (e.g. for loft conversion or basement works)
- Demolish and rebuild a party wall.
- Removing a chimney breast.
Section 6 of the act
- Excavating within 3 or 6 metres of a neighbouring building or structure.