QuestionMy neighbour has started a full renovation of his house including a loft conversation and rear extension. Initially he served me with a notice but did not fully explain the extent of proposed work. The notice mentioned the loft conversion, the extension and apologised for inconvenience.The building owner asked me to sign the notice and ... Read more >>

QuestionTo build a loft conversion for a 1st Floor Flat – do the owners of downstairs need to sign a Party Structure Notice?Also, if they have consented verbally but not signed the notice, and more than 14 days has elapsed since they received it, is there any way they can change their minds or say they now do not consent, or is it now too ... Read more >>

QuestionI am concerned that my neighbour is planning to lay foundations crossing the boundary with my property and that I have no choice in the matter of workmen entering my property to work on his wall?I can't imagine that he could extend his foundations into my garden, because that would stop me planting flowers or whatever, so I assume that he ... Read more >>

QuestionI am going to need to appoint a party wall surveyor as I am in an adjoining property to neighbours who are digging a basement extension . What I am wondering is , who is liable to pay? Is the person having the building work done liable? it seems unfair that I should have to pay out to protect my property against work I have no control ... Read more >>

QuestionI live in a mid terrace and have planning permission to build a single storey extension to increase the size of the kitchen.  The building would be entirely on my property and the foundations would not exceed those of the house.  From a review of the act it would appear that I would have to notify the owner of the adjoining property as ... Read more >>

QuestionI currently have a 2.75m extension across the back of my property, attached to this is my neighbours “lean to” which is approx 2m in depth.  I now have planning and building permission to extend my extension out to 4m and to build a single story extension out to 3m on top of this. The single story extension is not on my ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

QuestionThe problem I have is a neighbour who is unreasonable. She has already been through one dispute surveyor.I have all the planning permissions to proceed with my extension. Rightly, my neighbour objected but the permissions were given.  She has trees in her garden close to her foundations and situated over the main drain.My architect says ... Read more >>

QuestionIn August of last year, the tenants in a rented property next door to mine, emptied a large paddling pool that was resting on a trampoline. The strength and sustained flow of water pushed over our party wall, destroying plants, hindering access to the garden and and causing irrepairable damage to around 3meters of length of the wall.Very ... Read more >>

QuestionOur neighbours are halfway through building their extension. Reluctantly, because we like them, we gave permission for some of the work to be done from our side in exchange for an agreement that they will pay for new garden trellis, plants and so on. They have signed an agreement which we drew up between us to pay for this and any other ... Read more >>

QuestionI've received a Party Wall notice concerning the insertion of a chemical damp proof course in the adjacent ground floor flat. I'm aware that the property is in a poor condition (it's been occupied by an old lady since the 1940's). There is undoubtedly damp in the external walls but I was surprised that the owners are intending to damp ... Read more >>