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Party Walls


What is a party wall?  In brief it is any boundary, floor, fence or wall that is jointly used by two or more parties - both parties have rights to the use of the party wall.  The Party Wall Act relates to these rights and sets out a way of resolving any issues.  Interestingly, the idea of the party wall is very old and is mentioned in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - we have been having problems with party walls for many years!

We have produced a number of reviews of books and articles regarding Party Wall issues:

 

Book Reviews

A Practical Manual for Party Wall Surveyors

Party Walls The New Law

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club Green Book - A Party Wall Act Explained

Party Walls from the Case in Point Series

 

Articles

What is a Third Surveyor in Relation to Party Wall Act etc 1996?

Party Wall Basics

Time Waits for no-one, be they the Building Owner or Adjoining Owner, Section 1 of Party Wall etc Act 1996

Time Waits for no-one, be they the Building Owner or Adjoining Owner, Section 2 of Party Wall etc Act 1996

What is a Party Wall Notice?

Party Walls Whos Who

Party Walls Look Like This

Excavation and Construction Close to your Property

Three Metre Notice Section 6 Party Wall Act

Six Metre Notice Section 6 Party Wall Act

Party Wall Surveyors Being Unreasonable

 

Party Walls Presentations

We carry out courses on Party Walls

If you need help and advise with regard to structural surveys, building surveys, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please call 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat. Please note we are independent surveyors.

If you have a commercial property and would like Dilapidations Help then please visit our www.DilapsHelp.com website and for Disputes and anything else relating to party wall matters please go to our Disputes Help website www.DisputesHelp.com .

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