If your neighbour has not given permission, you will need a party wall award and therefore a surveyor. As a general rule, you and your neighbour only use one surveyor (a good idea, as it only means one set of fees). For the construction of new party walls or fence wall across the border, the indications must contain the following information: You must tell your neighbours if you wish to carry out construction work near or near your common land front or “party wall” in England and Wales. An owner must write two months about work on a party wall or border or a one-month notice period for excavations. A party wall is a wall that sits directly at the edge of the property between two (and sometimes more) different owners. Good examples are the walls that separate townhouses or semi-detached ones – or walls that make the boundary between two gardens (party fence walls). LegalNature can help you with all your legal needs. Let us help you get started today. Click here to create your wall party deal now. A party wall message should be sent to your neighbours to inform them of the work you intend to do on the party wall, between two months and a year before the work begins. Such agreements provide rules for the right of a party to modify the wall. An agreement could, for example, say that both parties can hang images on their respective sides of the wall. However, the agreement could also provide that one party can make structural changes to the party wall, which requires the agreement of both parties.
There may be more than one message for you, such.B as one of your neighbours on a new wall that crosses a border, and a wall close enough to a building owned by another person and who must receive a notice on the construction of foundations within six metres of their property. If you do not give your consent or if you do not respond within the time limit for a new wall that crosses the border, the events are as follows: the courts tend to have a bad view of not using a party wall supplement and you may be asked to pay for repairs that are not your responsibility. In addition, your neighbours could take civil action against you and issue an injunction to prevent further work until a contract to strengthen the party is concluded. This will delay the project and could increase costs. Neighbours can claim compensation if they can prove that they have suffered a loss because of work, and this may even require the removal of the work. The same applies if you have a party contract with your neighbours, but you do not respect the agreed terms. The people who need to receive a notification depend on your project, as you may need to send notifications to a number of different people who may not necessarily have the same limit. The first recipients of your messages will be all the owners above the party wall and several people could be involved.