If you have just been given notice that a neighbor is going to do some kind of work to a wall that you share on your property, then you might want to know where you stand in regards to the party wall act Edgware property owners have to abide by. Although you might not have much of a chance of stopping the work entirely, unless of course it would cause unnecessary damage to your property, you could change the type of work that takes place.
They have to, by law, give you at least two month’s notice if they want to carry out any work. This means that if you’re not happy with anything that is happening, you have a really good chance of putting together a plan of work that you would be happy to have done. This means that rather than opposing the plans outright, you would actually be able to work with the other property owner to put a plan into place that you would both be happy with. This is a much better route to go down, and should help you to maintain positive relationships with your neighbors, too, so if you can, you should always try to come to some kind of agreement.
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