Party wall Act

Before starting any building work you need to check whether the Party Wall Act applies for your particular project.​​

  • Party Walls are walls that sit on the land of 2 or more owners and form part of the building or boundary wall.

  • Party wall Structures also cover wall or floor partitions that separate buildings owned by different owners such as flats and maisonettes.

  • The Party wall Act protects the interests of all owners, it also prevents and resolves disputes that may arise in relation to party and boundary walls as well as excavations.

  • If you have a shared wall and are carrying out building works within 3 meters of the party wall you may need a Party Wall Award​.

​The Party Wall Act is separate from obtaining planning permission or building regulations approval. 
For a visual rundown of how this works please view the brief clip below.

For costs explained in detail please see below.

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Party Wall Act explained
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