Question We bought a terraced cottage with planning permission for a single and two storey extension in November and immediately issued a Party Wall Notice to the neighbours on either side. One side replied immediately, and said they were happy with the proposed plans but would like to appoint their own surveyor. I agreed to this, and finally ... Read more >>

Question We currently live in an Edwardian detached flat - we occupy the upstairs and the stairway - the neighbours occupy the downstairs flat.   We are building a new 1 bed separate flat in the loft space. The only impact we think this will have is a stairwell being put in - which would lay on our floor (does this need party wall notice?) and ... Read more >>

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Question Our neighbours have already started work on a side extension (single storey), foundations have been laid. The foundations come very close to/abut the boundary line. This is approx. 1.4m from the side of our house. We received notification that building was due to start the day before the builders arrived. We have not received any ... Read more >>

Question I have issued my neighbour with two Party Wall Notices for my planned single story kitchen extension which is  2.5 metres away from my neighbour's property, first notice giving one months notice under section 1 - building up to the boundary line and second notice under section 6 excavating within 3 metres of a neighbouring building, as ... Read more >>

Question We live in a terraced house. The houses either side of us have been divided into two flats each, with the freeholds being owned by a housing association. In this situation, do we need 4 party wall agreements to be drawn up because there are 4 properties, or only 2 because there are only 2 freeholds - or even only 1 because there is only ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

Question I live in a converted house with a ground floor flat (which I own) and 1st floor flat (owned by my neighbour). We both own a share of the freehold. I would like to remove a chimney breast inside of my flat which lies on the Party Wall. The house next door is also a converted house. My next door neighbours own their flats but are ... Read more >>

Question We have planning permission to build a side extension onto our property, which is currently approx 80cm away from the 2m high party/boundary wall with our neighbours' garden.  Their house is then approx 1.5m away from this boundary wall.  We are still discussing with our neighbours whether to use the party wall or build our own wall ... Read more >>

Question My neighbours are building a loft extension and as part of this have started to add to the Party Wall (currently an additional 4 bricks high, but I imagine will be more). Should they have consulted me under the Party Wall Act before they started this work ? Answer You should have been served with a party wall notice 2 months before ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

Question I plan to build a single storey rear extension right up to my neighbour's two storey extension side wall, which consists of a cavity wall (blocks on the inner wall, bricks on the outer) that has been built up to the party line.   I hope to construct using a single block wall sat on its own foundations, and use insulation between it and ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

Question I am doing a mansard loft conversion and two Adjoining Owners of the same property elected to appoint a surveyor. The head Leaseholder and Freeholders sent the valid notices to the same surveyor who signed the notices on their behalf appointing himself to act. He said that he could act on my behalf as well as agreed surveyor. I was not ... Read more >>