Party Wall Matters

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 came into force in 1997. It governs the relationship between a building owner planning works and an adjoining owner and it regulates how certain building work is to be carried out on or near to the boundary between two or more properties.

Typically the Party Wall etc Act will apply in the following circumstances:

  • Building on or near an existing boundary.
  • Building new foundations at a depth lower than the foundations of the adjoining property.
  • Carrying out various building operations on or to an existing party wall or structure.

If you have been contacted by your neighbour in regards to proposed works or you have been served with a Party Wall Notice and need advice on the next steps Ashby Building Surveyors are here to help. We can act as your appointed surveyor at no charge to you and ensure the correct notices are in place protecting your interests.

If you are intending to complete alterations to your own property or wish to extend and need to notify your neighbours again Ashby Building Surveyors are here to help, we can contact your neighbours for you, where necessary prepare a schedule of condition and Party Wall Award ensuring the procedures in the Act are complied with, preventing fraudulent claims of damage against you in the future.

Please contact to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.


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