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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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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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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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What is a party wall?

What is a Party Wall?

Our Party Wall Surveyors are often asked to explain what a party wall is; this is never a simple answer. As with all party wall matters, this can be complex. Role of a Party Wall Surveyor & The Party Wall Act The Act covers new buildings on or at the boundaries of two properties. It also includes …

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Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

The Correct Advice from Our Building Surveyor Professionals For matters connected with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, you will need to know certain information. You will need to be guided on these matters by experts. Our Building Surveyor professionals are here to help you. Party wall matters can be very complicated, and you must understand your …

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4 Reasons Why Property Owners Hire Surveyors

4 Reasons Why Property Owners Hire Surveyors

As a property owner, you have likely already hired a surveyor before and understand the reasons for their importance. If not, you need to consider why property owners get their properties surveyed and if you should do the same.  Seeking professional advice will keep you informed on all relevant legalities of your property. There are …

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Top 5 Things About Your Party Wall Agreement You Need to Know Before Renovating

If you live in a semi-detached or terrace house, then you share a wall (or walls) with your neighbour. That wall is known as a party wall. Party walls usually separate buildings belonging to different owners but could include garden walls built astride a boundary – known as party fence walls.  Where a wall separates …

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Home Extension Cost Considerations

Home Extension Cost Considerations

You’ve decided that you want more space in your property, so what’s next? Here are vital aspects you need to consider before you extend your property. Once you’ve decided that you want a home extension, you need to consider the price. Will, it cost more to extend your home, or is it more simple to …

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