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Monday, 2 May 2011


Repairing and Demolishing of Party Walls

The Party Wall Act 1996 provides a procedure which allows a building owner to carry works that are: (a) building or demolishing a party wall or structure; (b) carrying out repairs to party structures; (c) excavating a site within six meters of neighbouring buildings.

The building owner must comply with the Act by serving the requisite notice of intention on the adjoining owner provided the adjoining owner has an interest greater than a yearly tenancy (e.g., freeholder, long leaseholder) of land.

The notice is known as a “party structure notice” must be served on the adjoining owner(s) at least 2 months before the proposed start date and it must give: (a) The name and address of the building owner; and (b) details of the nature and particulars of the proposed works and the proposed start date.

If the proper notice is not given by the building owner, the adjoining owner may be able to seek injunctive relief to stop the work and may also be able to influence how and at what times the work is done.

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