Understanding Party Wall Agreements and the Possibility of Elevating a Party Wall
As a homeowner, you may have heard the term “party wall agreement” before. But what exactly is it, and can you elevate a party wall? In this article, we will explore the basics of party wall agreements and the possibility of elevating a party wall. Private right of way dispute
What is a Party Wall Agreement?
The agreement is a legal document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of property owners who share a wall, or party wall. Party walls are common in semi-detached and terraced properties. The agreement is necessary when one property owner wants to carry out work that may affect the party wall, such as building an extension or loft conversion.
The agreement sets out the rules for carrying out the work, including the hours of work, the method of construction, and the payment of any damages. It also includes details of how any disputes will be resolved.
Can You Elevate a Party Wall?
Yes, it is possible to elevate a party wall. Elevating a party wall involves raising the height of the wall to create an additional storey. This is a popular option for homeowners who want to add extra space to their property.
However, before you can elevate a party wall, you must obtain the necessary planning permission and building regulations approval. You must also obtain the consent of your neighbor(s) and enter into a an agreement.
Advantages of a Party Wall Agreement
There are several advantages to having a PW agreement in place:
Avoid Disputes: A PW agreement can help avoid disputes between neighbors by setting out the rules for carrying out the work and how any disputes will be resolved.
Protects Your Property: The agreement protects your property from any damage that may occur as a result of the work.
Cost-Effective: The cost of a PW agreement is usually much lower than the cost of resolving a dispute through the courts.
Peace of Mind: Having a PW agreement in place can give you peace of mind, knowing that the work will be carried out legally and without any issues.
Party Wall Solutions Can Help
If you are planning to carry out work that may affect a party wall, Party Wall Solutions can help. We offer a comprehensive service that includes preparing and serving party wall notices, drawing up party wall agreements, and resolving disputes.
The agreement is a necessary document when carrying out work that may affect a party wall. Elevating a party wall is possible, but you must obtain the necessary planning permission and building regulations approval and enter into a party wall agreement.
Having a party wall agreement in place can help avoid disputes, protect your property, and give you peace of mind. Party Wall Solutions can help with all aspects of party wall agreements, from preparation to resolution of disputes. Contact us today for more information.
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