We have advised clients for many years on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and can help owners on both sides of the wall with the party wall process.
How can we help?
Party Wall Solicitors
The Party Wall Act regulates works and alterations that may affect ‘party walls’ – namely the shared walls between buildings – such as renovations, demolition, inserting a damp proof course or a load bearing beam, excavating within 3 metres and below the foundations of your neighbour’s walls, and new external walls built astride or abutting a boundary.
We advise on:
- the party wall procedure – our experience has taught us that early and often minimal involvement is crucial in order to give our appointing owners the best possible service and avoid potential pitfalls;
- the party wall process – if you want to undertake works, or if your neighbour wants to complete works, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and property;
- ongoing works – if your neighbours are completing or have completed works without engaging the party wall process, or which are now affecting your property, injunctive relief and damages may be obtainable;
- party wall awards – we assist with appeals of party wall awards, including seeking declarations of invalidity where appropriate;
- recovery of sums payable under the 1996 Act.
Specialist party wall legal advice
We use our specialist knowledge to give proactive commercial advice on all aspects of the party wall procedure including engaging a surveyor. Our team has particular success with appealing against party wall awards, obtaining injunctions to prevent or halt works, and recovering damages.
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