It is widely acknowledged that St Albans has become a property hotspot, with house prices increasing significantly in the town over the last decade.
Representing such a large investment, homeowners in St Albans are understandably protective of their properties. Protecting the rights of homeowners, Party Wall Agreements are therefore good news for St Albans residents.
A Party Wall Agreement ensures that as you undertake building work and seek to add value to your St Albans property, you do not fall foul of false claims of damage. A Party Wall Agreement also protects the home of your St Albans’ neighbour ensuring fair recompense in the event of any damage caused.
A Party Wall Agreement may be required if work is going to be done to a St Albans semi-detached property, a terraced house or a flat where the shared wall (external or internal) will be modified. This could be in the event of a loft conversion, an extension, the removal of a chimney breast or the insertion of damp proofing.
The Party Wall Agreement sets out the condition of the shared wall before work is undertaken to the St Albans property with photographic evidence, the extent of the building proposals and any guidelines for the work.
A Party Wall Agreement will avoid putting yourself or your neighbours home at risk as you invest in your St Albans property. Give Party Wall Surveyor Paul Brettell a call on 07815 051255 for free initial guidance today.