A video guide to party walls

Published on: 24th May 2017

Party wall disputes can lead to stressful situations, so here’s our video guide on everything you need to know about them, and what procedures you need to follow before carrying out any work.

Party Wall Video

A party wall is a wall that is shared by two buildings, which have different owners, like the wall separating you and your neighbour in a semi-detached house.

To help take away the potential headache they can cause, we’ve launched a video guide explaining everything you need to know about party walls. Remember, if you’re carrying work out on or near a party wall, there’s a set procedure to follow – introduced by the 1996 Party Wall Act.

To talk to Martin, our Building Consultancy expert, about the party wall process, you can contact him on the below.

Email: martin.smith@sw.co.uk

Tel: 0191 269 0140

Mobile: 07730212391

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Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

We’re experts in neighbourly laws, and in managing neighbourly disputes and negotiations, as well as providing informal advice on boundary disputes such as party wall, schedules of condition, and over sailing licences for cranes and scaffolding. We offer impartial advice to building owners and their neighbours in order to resolve disputes quickly and amicably through open discussion. We are also expert Party Wall Surveyors who fully understand the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and can guide you through the process. Early appointment of a party wall surveyor can limit the possibility of delays to developments by early planning of the required timescales within your development programme. A swift and efficient delivery of the party wall process can also ensure that your development stays on track and that your neighbourly relations are maintained. Contact Us

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