A:If any of the following statements are true, then yes:
– Work is being carried out to an existing shared structure/party wall (this includes chimneys)
– Building on or even close to a boundary line.
– Any alterations to a party structure.
– Excavating within 3 meters of a structure or building. You may need to speak to a specialist for advice, depending on the depth of a foundation.
– You construct a house or structure further away, and you need excavation. In the above cases, the party wall act 1996 will probably be needed. In this respect, you can nominate a Chartered Surveyor with expertise in Party Wall issues.
A:Doing any work on a party wall, it is strongly advised to provide written appropriate notices to the adjoining owners.
This will include work that could affect the ceiling, floor or walls where someone is living. For flats, this applies to people living above and below a property.
Starting working with the adjoining owner’s consent could lead to the adjoining owner taking legal action to stop work from starting.
Without a party wall award and a schedule of condition in place, you become liable to any claims from an adjoining owner. Such as damages to the property that did not exist prior to work being done.
Generally, he should offer a formal notice on the Adjoining Proprietor, notifying him of the scenario. Notices should be offered a couple of months before the begin of job. These notice durations are illustrated in the previous concern’s table with one star for one month and 2 stars for 2 months.
If the Neighborhood Authority has served a Dangerous Structures Notification, the Structure Owner is not called for to serve a Party Structures Notice for job that the Local Authority has urged him to do. He should provide notice of the added job if he selects to do even more.