Here is our very brief guide to your responsibilities as a Crouch End property owner undertaking work to a party wall, as set out by the Party Wall Act:
Find out if the building work you are planning to your Crouch End home or property falls under the legislation of the Party Wall Act.
Notify your adjoining Crouch End neighbours about the work you are planning to do to the shared party wall by serving them with an official Party Wall Notice. You will need to give at least one or two months’ notice, as set out by the Party Wall Act, depending on the type of work it is.
According to the Party Wall Act, if your neighbouring Crouch End property owner does not give written consent within 14 days you must appoint one or two Party Wall Surveyors to draft a Party Wall Agreement.
The building work can proceed once a Party Wall Agreement has been signed by both your Crouch End neighbour and yourself.
Whatever step in the process you are at, the Party Wall Surveyors at Jordan Brettell are happy to talk through the detail of the Party Wall Act with you. Get in touch by calling 07815 051255.