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Do you require Party Wall Agreements for Loft Conversions?

Do you require Party Wall Agreements for Lofts?

You’ll probably need to get a party wall agreement from your neighbours if you live in a terraced house or semi-detached house. Due to the fact that most building work involves structural changes to shared walls, chimneys, and roofs, adjoining properties could be damaged. The Party Wall Act provides a solution for resolving disputes and …

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Buying a house? Don't forget about the Party Wall Act

Buying a house? Don’t forget the Party Wall Act

If you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to know about the Party Wall Act, if you share any walls, fences, or boundaries with your neighbours and if they have any plans to build before you move in. The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries provide standard form, particularly questions about party walls when purchasing a home. …

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5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

The Party Wall Act is an essential piece of legislation that permits neighbours to have a say in work done near their property, that may cause damage to their homes. This year represents the 25th anniversary of the Party Wall Act of 1996, and its importance has not lessened in the following years. The Party …

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Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

If you live in a semi-detached or terraced house, you may have already heard some complicated stories about the Party Wall Act and, as a result, decided that you will never do any major home improvement work on your house. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. It can even be a relatively painless process …

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What are my Party Wall Rights?

What are my Party Wall Rights?

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a legal framework for preventing and resolving disputes involving party walls, party fence walls, excavation work, and building activity along or near a property’s boundary line. Any building works to a shared wall, excavations within three or six metres of a neighbouring property, and any new walls at …

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Basements and the Party Wall Surveyor Team

Basements and The Party Wall Surveyor Team

Basement excavations are becoming increasingly popular, according to our Party Wall Surveyor Surrey Team. Living spaces are generally becoming smaller. People are today taking advantage of basements. Excavations are now very common; this provides additional living space, also possibly increasing house values. More innovative ideas are being used for basements to get the best out …

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Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors BUILD Magazine 2021 Home Builder Award Winner

BUILD Magazine has announced the winners of the 2021 Homebuilder Awards. The home has taken on new importance over the last twelve months. While it has always been a reflection of the self, it has become a fundamentally important part of our lives. A place where we spend vast amounts of time under various lockdowns …

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Can a Neighbour Refuse Consent to Party Wall Works?

Party Walls typically separate buildings belonging to different owners but could include garden walls built astride a boundary – known as party fence walls. Since the Party Wall Act 1996 was introduced, homeowners in England and Wales have had a procedure to follow when building work involves a party wall or party fence wall, some excavations …

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Top 5 FAQs About Structural Engineering

Giving someone the duty of organizing your building services is a daunting task, so you’ll need to make sure you’re working with a firm that you trust and that you ask them the right questions.  So, what questions do you need to ask a structural engineer? Let’s dig in. What is a Structural Engineer? Structural …

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When Would Party Wall Disputes Go to a Magistrates Court?

Party Wall Surveyors and Magistrates Party Wall Surveyors often talk about Magistrates and Magistrates Courts. There is sometimes confusion as to what a Magistrate is. Our Kingston Surveyors have been asked how this differs from the role of the Judge? In this article, we will look at what a Magistrate is. We will also see …

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