The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving party wall disputes relating to boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.
A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of the work they intend to carry out in the way set down in the Act. Adjoining owners can agree or disagree with what is proposed.
If you are having difficulty resolving a dispute, our experienced property dispute solicitors can advise you on how the Act should be applied in your situation. We can defend your party wall rights and ensure any dispute is dealt with quickly and cheaply. We can also make representations on your behalf to neighbouring property owners.
If you need to urgently stop building works from neighbouring properties, we can seek a Court injunction to prevent further work, allowing you more time to resolve your dispute.
Our Property Dispute Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience with party wall rights dispute cases. Our legal practice and team of Property Dispute Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving great results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.
We represented a client in relation to damage caused to the structure of her property which was thought to be caused by works carried out by the owner of the building adjacent to her property. This was a complex dispute in which there was a lack of agreement between both the surveyors appointed by each owner and the third party surveyor as to whether an award made by the independent surveyor was valid. Furthermore, there was a dispute relating to the scope of the instructions to both the surveyor and associated engineers. It was agreed that the third party surveyor would carry out a further survey on the terms sought by our client.