Question I do hope that you can help with a problem that is somewhat unusual concerning a property that I own. The house I believe was built around 1886 and  was the second property in an original terrace of 4 houses - therefore a mid terrace. Around 1941 two houses were destroyed by German bombing in the 2nd World War and this left my house as ... Read more >>

Question I’ve got a situation where I want to remove a damaged pitched roof on an out house and replace it with a new one to match existing. The neighbour is awkward. Does the neighbour have any right to prevent me from undertaking this work under the act? Answer I’m assuming from what you say that the wall shown on your sketch is a party ... Read more >>

Question We signed a party wall agreement for my neighbour to build a dormer for his loft conversion. However, the work is now finished and we have realised that the dormer has encroached by about 5 inches over the boundary. Now we want to convert our loft and this encroachment is going to cause us problems. Do we have a right to remove, or to ... Read more >>

Question Our neighbour is having an extension built that does not effect our shared party wall.  A party wall award was prepared and signed and we had no reason to worry  until the builder told us that they had made a 'variation' and now they were going to insert a steel beam into the party wall.  This is a change to the agreed works but we ... Read more >>

Question Our local planning department have just advised me that my neighbour is to build a first floor extension on his garage.  This garage is, I believe part of a party wall as it straddles our joint boundary, although mostly on his land.  We have not received any notification from our neighbour that he wants to carry out the work.  Our ... Read more >>

Question I do have a query regarding a proposed one-storey side rear infill extension to a terraced property.. Is it best to build the side wall of the extension entirely on our side of the boundary line or is it in our interest to build it straddling the boundary line (making it a party structure) so that access for maintenance and construction ... Read more >>

Question I have a property (call it #44). There is a detached brick built garage on the property that 100mm away from its boundary with its neighbour (#42). The nearest part of any building on #42 is 4m+ away. I intend to demolish the garage and enlarge my house with a single story extension. The extension will be further from the boundary ... Read more >>

Question We are intending to build a single storey rear extension and loft dormer conversion at the rear of our property, which would go from boundary to boundary (we are in a mid-terrace property).  The neighbours one side have signed the party wall letter, and have not been concerned about the work we will be carrying out.  On the other side, ... Read more >>

Question We are considering putting an offer in for a house. We would need to put in a side kitchen extension, and wouldn't really want the house unless we could do this. What happens if the neighbour refuses to give his consent because he will lose light on his property? What are the odds of not being able to do so? Answer If the Adjoining ... Read more >>

Question After entering into a dispute with a neighbor (because they did not respond within the time period) my surveyor appointed another surveyor in his own practice to act on their behalf in the party wall process. We have shown all details of a draft party award to the neighbours but if finalized (and the award is made) they are now ... Read more >>