N J Hodgson & Co Ltd Chartered Surveyors
The Party Wall etc Act 1996
Prior to undertaking works either to a shared (party) wall or in close proximity to an adjoining property or boundary line, it is likely that Notices will need to be served on all affected Adjoining Owners. Typically, the type of projects where ‘notifiable’ works are likely to be proposed include:-
Side / Rear Extensions
Internal structural alterations
Compliance with the Act is a legal requirement. The failure by a Building Owner to follow the correct procedures may result in legal action being taken, thus incurring financial penalties and delays.
Accordingly, it is important to obtain the advice of an expert party wall surveyor as early as possible in the design phase to ensure that the requirements of the Act are complied with.
As professional members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, we are experts in dealing with matters arising under the Act and frequently represent both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners to ensure a satisfactory outcome is achieved.
N J Hodgson & Co Ltd Chartered Building Surveyors
Office 31 Moss Bay House
40 Peart Road, Moss Bay