The wall that joins one building to another is known as a party wall, it can separate a garden, building or land between your property and a neighbour’s.

If you’re wanting to conduct work on a party wall, The Party Wall Act 1996 sets out the rules regarding the process. Any major changes will need to follow a legal procedure and help from party wall solicitors in Southend. BTMK works closely with party wall surveyors to make sure you receive expert opinions and guidance in this matter.

Party Wall Notices

To avoid causing party wall disputes with your neighbour, it’s important to understand what work requires a party wall notice – this is when you must tell your neighbour about the work you want to do.

What type of work requires you to tell your neighbour?

  • Building a new party wall
  • Removing a party wall
  • Making the wall deeper, taller or shorter
  • Removing a chimney breast from the wall
  • Rebuilding or knocking the wall down
  • Digging underneath the foundations

You must let them know within two months to a year about the building work you have planned and get the agreement in writing. You won’t need to discuss with your neighbour smaller jobs like plastering, adding plug sockets or wiring.

Our party wall solicitors in Southend have access to expert surveyors who are experts in this field of legal process.

Party Wall Disputes

A neighbour can claim property damage if they are not made aware of the changes to a party wall, which can escalate to an injunction to stop the work. Without a party wall notice, it will be difficult to challenge the claim.

Allow our experts to guide you through the party wall process or to help you if you receive a party wall dispute claim. The party wall solicitors in Southend at BTMK are specialists in this field, so get in touch today.

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