We get 2 or 3 calls most weeks from people who have a neighbor who preceded the work going into the scope of the law on the walls of the party, without changing that. Often hidden about the rules for building information and permits or on a drawing, there is a word to say “The consent of theWand party is necessary”, but then what? The communication of use can be made free of charge, with appropriate standard forms or by a surveyor for the holidays for a flat fee. A confirmation letter for the neighbour is usually included. If a new party fence wall is built, the two owners share the costs. However, if this wall is built on your land, then all costs fall on you and it becomes your property, so that your neighbor has no right to it. We are currently carrying out work under a party wall agreement, the agreement was given within 14 days and, as such, no expert was involved. Our neighbour thinks that our work is an end of intrusion. I think the defects in their property are due to the fact that the property has not been maintained for more than 10 years. So far, it has only been a discussion between us and our neighbour, in which no other party has participated. As soon as a message from the party wall is sent, the adjacent owner has 14 days to respond to that message.
If 14 days pass and there is still no response from the adjacent owner, another message can be sent at that time, which gives them an additional 10 days to respond. If the adjacent owner has not yet responded after the notification of the party wall and the notification referred to in section 10(4), the owner may appoint, on behalf of the adjacent owner who does not react, a surveyor for the party wall to progress. However, it is important to ensure that all notifications are accurate and valid before a surveyor can be named in accordance with Section 10 (4). The party wall, etc. The 1996 Act is, by its very nature, a facilitation law; Authorizing an appointment on behalf of the adjacent owner ensures that the process progresses reasonably, while fully protecting the legal rights of the non-responding adjacent owner. Even if you have named a Wall Surveyor of the party for your neighbor, this does not mean that access to a schedule of the condition is possible. In this case, you will find that the Party Wall Surveyor must give a “blind” bonus to the party wall because there is no easy access to your neighbour`s property to take over the schedule or because an external survey is conducted. What you can`t do is assume that because you haven`t heard of your neighbors, you can ignore them and just decipher them with your works. Did your neighbour ignore the law on party walls? Or perhaps you are facing a dispute over the agreement on the party walls? Do you need help with a law on party walls? Learn more about Party Wall Act compensation at SevenOne Associates.