You may need a Party Wall Agreement if you are planning to extend or improve your Finchley home.
House prices in Finchley are high, even above the London average. With so much invested in real estate, Finchley homeowners often seek to make the most of their homes by extending or improving their properties.
With a majority of homes in Finchley being attached to a neighbouring property, as a terrace, flat or semi-detached, these loft conversions, extensions and improvements often invoke the Party Wall Act.
The Party Wall Act protects the rights and sets out the responsibilities of both the developer and your Finchley neighbour. The documentation of a Party Wall Agreement is a key part of the process enabling Finchley neighbours to avoid unnecessary conflict and wrongful damage claims.
A Party Wall Agreement is a legal document, written by one or more appointed Party Wall Surveyors clarifying the specifications of the building work you are proposing to be carried out to a party wall in your Finchley property.
The Party Wall Agreement will typically include:
- Detailed plans of the proposed work on the Finchley property;
- the schedule for the work;
- access arrangements;
- working hours for the project; and
- photographs of the neighbouring property before work begins.
With the Party Wall Agreement signed, you can get on with adding value to your home. If you are looking to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to draft a Party Wall Agreement Paul Brettell would welcome your call on 07815 051255.
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