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Does the Party Wall Act affect me?

DO YOU INTEND TO CARRY OUT WORK WHICH INVOLVES:

  • Work on an existing wall, ceiling or floor structure shared with another property?
  • Building on or at the boundary with another property?
  • Excavating near a neighbouring building or structure?

If so you must find out whether the work falls within the scope of the Act. If it does you must serve the statutory notice on all those defined in the Act as ‘adjoining owners’.  

Determining if a particular building project is within the scope of the Act is often more complex than simply checking the general criteria stated above. Failure to correctly identify the status of your project  could result in the building works being unlawful. If you are in any doubt you should always seek professional advice.  

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