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 visual rundown of how this works and associated costs please see our flow chart, or view the brief clip below.