Rights of Owners

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 If a notice has been served but before the building party has appointed a surveyor, it is withdrawn by the building party, who is liable for the costs of the surveyor appointed by the adjoining owner? Answer It makes a pleasant change to get a nice to get a short question! Unfortunately the answer is not quite so short.  If the ... Read more >>

Question We have an end of terrace property. In our back garden we have a large brick wall to the left of the property which is gradually leaning further and further. The part of the wall that is leaning forms the end of two gardens to the left of us (hope this is making sense?!) My question is (as there is nothing specific on our title deed) is ... Read more >>

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Question I am in the process of selling my semi-detached property. I had a conservatory constructed in September 2008, with one of the conservatory walls being the outside wall of my neighbour's house (the party wall in question). We are already attached to this neighbour with our lounge wall and the conservatory is just an extension of this. ... Read more >>