The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 applies to the whole of England & Wales and identifies the rights and responsibilities for both commercial and residential properties where the proposed works will affect the properties of adjoining owners. This can include:
- Works to the existing party structure
- Works to party fence along a boundary
- Excavations with 3-6m of their property.
Naylors Gavin Black Building Consultancy has experts within its team who can advise you on party wall matters in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Whether you have been served with a party wall notice, or are thinking about undertaking works which impacts upon a party wall, structure or boundary and need a party wall agreement our team of chartered surveyors can provide expert advice.
If you are the Building Owner planning to undertake works, we can advise you on your rights and obligations conveyed by the Act, identify which elements of the proposed works fall within the remit of the Act and which do not. We can then prepare and serve Notices, prepare and agree schedules of condition and Party Wall awards and resolve any issues of damage or compensation.
If you are the Adjoining Owner, and Notices have been served upon you, we can identify their validity, scrutinise the proposed works to ensure that proposals and methods of construction are appropriate and will avoid causing unnecessary inconvenience to you and ensure that your property is protected from damage. We will also check and agree schedules of condition, negotiate the terms of Party Wall awards and ensure that the building owner fulfils his statutory obligations of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996.