The Party Wall Act provides a legal framework for preventing disputes and resolving building and boundary problems between neighbours. This includes new builds, extensions, conversions and building repairs as well as boundary walls and excavations which can affect neighbouring properties.
Every adjoining owner or neighbouring property has rights or responsibilities under the Party Wall Act. In a typical domestic scenario, this is usually limited to one other party but, in larger commercial developments in built up areas like Exeter, the Party Wall Act can affect multiple adjoining owners.
In such cases, the process of serving notices, mediating disputes and issuing Party Wall awards can be complex, lengthy and expensive. At Exeter Surveyors, we offer Chartered Surveyors able to work on your project to ensure the demands of the Party Wall Act are dealt with thoroughly and efficiently.
We offer two crucial advantages:
If your neighbour is carrying out building work up to your boundary line, they are required under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 to issue a formal notice and allow you time to object.
If you want to dispute the works our surveyor can help you manage the process effectively and avoid damage. If you’re the party wanting to build, we can help you proceed as smoothly as possible, whilst fulfilling your legal obligations.