Question Our neighbours have been given planning permission for a two storey extension on their detached house next to our detached house.  They will be building at about two metres from our house wall and will certainly be having deeper foundations (ours are about 18 inches) . They want to start work immediately but have not given us any notice ... Read more >>

Question I'm not sure if you are able to help but we find ourselves in a  situation that we are finding hard to get a definitive answer on.  We live within an area that is governed by a private land owner - a charitable estate. We are freeholders but instead of being governed by the council in terms of planning permissions etc. we have to ... Read more >>

Question We issued a party wall notice a month before commencing work thinking that was the most appropriate form, however we have come to realise it should have been relating to section 6 1 a. But now the foundations have been dug, filled and the frame of the building is up waiting to be finished. We had a letter from the neighbor stating they ... Read more >>

Question My neighbor is in the process of rebuilding/extending his house.  Although we requested it, he has chosen to undertake works without a party wall award. The works do include party wall works e.g. removing chimney breasts, building in beams etc.  No surprises then, we have suffered damages - cracked/loose plaster on the party wall, ... Read more >>

Question We have replaced a garden wall in building a small extension that didn’t come under requirement for planning permission although we sought and received consent from the local authority.  The wall is on the side of an alley to which we have shared access rights and is directly in line with our property.  A neighbour with a property ... Read more >>

Question We live in a link detached property where our neighbour's garage links to the side of our house with a space behind their garage. They have written to us using the party wall act saying that they would like to utalise this space and build a conservatory behind their garage which would mean that one side of the conservatory was one side ... Read more >>

Question In April 2009 I commissioned a survey and received the report recommending front, back and party wall chemical damp proof injection. On the 1st May I sent a notice of proposed works to the adjoining property, the neighbour failed to respond within 14 days putting us in dispute. He telephoned me on 16th May to outline some issues he had. ... Read more >>

Question I live in a terraced house and am currently having a single storey rear extension built. Unfortunately I was unaware about the requirements of a Party Wall agreemant and have ended up in dispute with my neighbour who thinks that my brickwork is on his land.  Due to this I instructed an independant surveyor to look at my extension who ... Read more >>

Question My property was once part of a terraced street and is now the only remaining house. One side of the house had a cavity wall built up but the other side was left as a single leaf wall covered in cement render. My gas pipe and electric cable run along the wall.   Planning permission has been granted to build a detached property right ... Read more >>

Question We have reached a rather unfortunate point in our party wall dispute. We are following the requirements of the party-wall act with reference to works we'd like to carry out on the adjoining wall. The work involves removing part of the chimney stack on our side of the wall. A third surveyor is now involved in the dispute. The ... Read more >>