What happens if damage occurs to an adjoining owners’ property as a result of neighbouring building work? The first point of call is to determine whether the adjoining owner has the benefit of legal protection offered by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Assuming: - A valid party wall Notice was received - Party Wall Surveyor/s were duly appointment - An Award was served it is likely that the adjoining owner will benefit from the legal protection offered under the Party Wall etc.
A ‘Party Fence Wall’ is a wall which sits astride the land of different owners and used to separate and define the land, often referred to as a boundary wall by building owners. Generally speaking a well-built masonry wall will require little to no maintenance for many many years. Fast forward 100+ years of exposure to the elements and naturally derived organic matter like mature trees and hedges, it’s no surprise that a number Victorian and Edwardian party fence walls are of
Converting the loft space is a cost effective solution to increasing the footprint and usable space of a domestic property. Beyond the benefits of functionality the costs involved are often offset with an increase in the value of the property. There are a number of considerations that building owners and developers need to consider when planning a loft conversion to ensure that delays and subsequent erroneous expenditure is avoided. One important consideration is the Party Wa