Party Wall 

& Neighbourly Matters

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An historic piece of legislation, the Party Wall etc Act 1996 confers certain rights and obligations on owners regarding work to party walls; to excavations close to structures; and to construction on boundaries.  It provides a framework for both  the prevention and resolution of neighbourly disputes.

This is achieved through the appointment of a surveyor, who is duty bound to take a practical and  impartial view within the framework of the Act.  The rights of all parties involved will be protected, by ensuring the works are carried out in a manner that satisfies the Act.

ijf 's chartered building surveyors can offer the following professional services:

  • Advice on whether the Act is relevant;

  • Advice on operation of The Act;

  • Acting as Building, Adjoining and Agreed surveyors (note that one surveyor can act on behalf all parties);

  • Serving notices and Awards; and

  • Neighbourly Negotiation.