A party wall is the wall that joins one building to another and separates the land, garden or building between your house and a neighbour’s.
The Party Wall Act 1996 sets out the law in England and Wales to clarify the responsibilities when it comes to party walls. If you’re wanting to make major changes to a party wall, you need to take legal action and follow the procedure set out in the Party Wall Act. This can include wanting to demolish a wall, but minor changes like adding a plug socket won’t require legal interference.
For help with party wall disputes, BTMK has party wall solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea who work with specialist party wall surveyors with the experience and expertise in this field.
Making changes to a party wall can cause disagreements between neighbours as you need to provide notice about the work you would like to carry out.
The types of work that usually require a party wall notice include:
When you work with our party wall solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea, you will be referred to a specialist surveyor who can help with the legal process. We can also advise you if you have been served a party wall notice.
If a neighbour is claiming property damage over a party wall, this can escalate very quickly. An injunction may be issued to stop the work, or damages can be claimed. And if you don’t have a party wall notice, you’ll struggle to challenge the claim.
We are experts in party wall disputes, so get in touch with our specialists today for help with a claim or for legal advice.
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