You are planning on doing some work to your property. Here are some of the things you need to know before you get started.
What you need to know
If, as a building owner, you are carrying out works that are notifiable under The Party Wall Act you have a legal obligation to notify the adjoining owners before work can begin. Find out what you need to know and how we can help your project start as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Party Wall information For Building Owners
Is my building work notifiable?
Is my work notifiable?
Works covered by section 1:
- Construction of a new wall either at or astride the line of junction (the legal boundary between two owners)
Works covered by section 2:
- Cutting into a wall to take the bearing of a beam, for example for a loft conversion
- Inserting a damp proof course, even if only to your own side of a party wall
- Raising a party wall and, if necessary, cutting off any objects preventing this from happening
- Demolishing and rebuilding a party wall
- Underpinning a party wall or part of a party wall
- Weathering the junction of adjoining walls or buildings by cutting a flashing into an adjoining building
Works covered by section 6:
- Excavating foundations within three metres of a neighbour’s structure and lower than its foundations
- Excavating foundations within six metres of a neighbour’s structure and below a line drawn down at 45° from the bottom of its foundations.