If you want to do work on a wall that acts as a separation between your property and your neighbor`s property, or if you are building a new wall near or on the border between your property and your neighbor`s property, it may be necessary to report a party wall to your neighbor. Termination and obtaining permission from a neighbor is usually referred to as a party wall convention. All work carried out on the already installed party walls will require termination at least two months before the start of work. Under the Party Wall Act, anyone offering work under the Act must first communicate, as the execution of the aforementioned work either on a wall located in or near a border, or a common wall of the party, carries a risk of damage and affects nearby land. The neighbour can then counter-pronounce a counter-decision depending on the proposed work. If they are unable to approve the work to be done (or approval), the law provides a procedure for the appointment of a “Party Wall Surveyor” (or more than one investigator if the parties so wish). The expert will then receive a distinction that will determine the work to be done and how. The expert may also award compensation in the event of loss or damage. Who a notification should be sent to depends on your project, as you may need to send notifications to a number of people who might not necessarily have the same limit. The first recipients of your notifications are all the property owners located above the party wall and several people may be involved. If you are working on an existing wall and have not received a response within 14 days, you are in dispute mode with your neighbor.
This can be reconciled by appointing a surveying expert who works in the interests of both of you, or you can ask your own individual surveyor to advocate on your interests. If you want to work on old walls, you need to include the following information in your communication: While non-compliance with the act is not a criminal offense, your neighbors can take civil action against you and get you ordered an injunction to suspend the work until a party wall agreement is reached. . . .