Your Harringay property represents both your family’s home, an investment and your long term security. Likewise your adjoining Harringay neighbour has a lot vested in their property.
The Party Wall Act is legislation that takes both of these parties’ interests into account. The Party Wall Act sets out a process to follow that allows you to improve your Harringay home even when it impacts a shared wall or boundary, while also protecting the rights of your neighbours and their property against potential damage.
As a Harringay property owner the Party Wall Act allows you to carry out structural work to the shared wall, but ultimately with the consent of your neighbour. This gives your neighbour a voice in the process (which is fair as it will likely impact their property too).
The Party Wall Act ensures everything is fully documented and mitigates against false damage claims that perhaps could be made by an otherwise aggrieved adjoining neighbour. The Party Wall Act also protects your neighbouring Harringay property owner if genuine damage is somehow caused to their Harringay property through your building work.
Jordan Brettell are specialist Party Wall Surveyors. We can guide you through the Party Wall Act with the aim of giving both you and your Harringay neighbours peace of mind as your building project begins. Call Paul Brettell today on 07815 051255.