The Party Wall etc. Act of 1996 establishes a structure for preventing and resolving conflicts regarding works to party walls, boundary walls, and excavations near neighbouring buildings.
A Building Owner who intends to begin work protected by the Act must notify ‘Adjoining Owners’ of their plans in the procedure provided by the Act.
Failure to serve notice can result in an injunction to halt construction on the site.
The party wall act allows ‘building owners’ to undertake projects subject to conditions and a legal process.
Provides a mechanism for avoiding and resolving conflicts, allowing the ‘building owner’ to proceed with the work even though the ‘adjoining owner’ objects.
The condition calendar documents the condition of the property of the neighbors before the work begins. This protects all parties if the outcome causes damage.The condition programme, for an assessment of what is new and old, may be referenced, enabling the auditors to calculate any costs. Highlight any defects before work is started, Photographic record & written record.