Party Wall Awards

Question Following a party wall dispute and after exchanging some correspondence with the Adjoining Owner’s surveyor, I decided not to proceed with the notifiable works. However, the said surveyor then sent me an invoice for the work he had accomplished for the surveyor.   I have been advised by my own party wall surveyor that the Building ... Read more >>

Question I have a party wall agreement with my neighbour and have started my building project however it is likely to overrun the 12 month period the Award covers. What should I do about this? Can I just continue work as before? Answer The 12 month period is only the time after the notice date after which your works must commence. So long as ... Read more >>

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Question I am about to serve a Party Wall Notice on my neighbour before beginning work on a rear extension which is within the permitted development rules and does not require planning permission.   I have already discussed this with my neighbour who tells me that he will do everything possible to delay the building work and if possible stop it ... Read more >>

Question Three years ago the owner of the house next door drilled through the party wall without giving me notice under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.  He agreed to pay for the damage, but would not agree to stop further drilling into the wall. He stated he was inserting metal rods into the party wall to 'tie' my house to his in case my house ... Read more >>

Question I have a semi attached house and need to extend the kitchen out from the back by 3 metres. The adjoining house has no issues but the house that is not connected to mine has delayed the build from day one. Now that the council has approved the plans he has got himself a party wall surveyor. As the gap is over 30 inches away is this ... Read more >>

Question My neighbour decided to remove his front garden and  build a retaining wall against mine; his idea was to make a hard-standing for his car. Our respective gardens onto the road being around 1 metre above the pavement: the gardens are high relative to the road as the 1907 terrace is built into a hill. The front gardens are not of the ... Read more >>

Question I have a planning application now approved for building a single story extension to the back of my house.  The extension is 3.3 metres deep and runs across whole width of my house at the back but stops around 10 cm from the line of junction.  Does it mean that this does not fall under Party Wall etc. Act now because I am not building ... Read more >>

Question I live in a terrace house and was planning on commencing work on a loft conversion in the next 3-4 weeks so have asked my neighbours to sign a party wall agreement.  One of neighbours as refused to sign this. He has not stated any issue with the actual work I plan to carry out, but has told me he wants to extend his kitchen flush up to ... Read more >>

Question I believe my neighbours have destabilised my boundary wall by cutting down my ivy hedge from their side. This wall screens my house from theirs. They are building an extention right up to my boundary. Am I eligible for a Party Wall Award & how do I go about it please ? Answer If the foundations to the new extension involve ... Read more >>

Question We currently live in a three bedroom semi and have adjoining drives with a neighbour. We are considering building an extension on our drive and have mentioned this to our neighbour. (who we do get on with as a rule). Upon explaining the plan he stated to us that he intended to object. Upon speaking to our architect he feels that his ... Read more >>