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The Party Wall Act

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The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is meant to ensure the structural integrity of the specific course. Let's take a look at what this act covers and why this important.

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 ensures that the walls that separate detached properties are structurally intact. These were also typically found between two separate buildings or semi-detached houses. These walls need to be controlled to make sure they are effective and according to standards.

This act covers any existing walls or new walls that are built. If you are building a wall next to an adjacent property, and only needs to be informed. This has to take place, at least, one month before you start building.

If you are building your own house, you should discuss this with the owner while designing your plans. You can simply inform them with a letter. You can simply inform them with a letter.

When you send this letter, make sure that you have all the required information on. This includes your name and address, as well as the address of the property we will be building. It should describe the work as well as the date that you will be starting. Make sure you sign it as well.

The owner will have 14 days to respond to you later. They can either give consent. Or they can register their refusal. If you have consent, you can go ahead with your plans. If they don't, it may become a dispute that needs to be settled. It's best to discuss any possible issues with your neighbours upfront.

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