The Party Wall etc Act 1996 is a specific piece of legislation that most Stevenage property owners are understandably unfamiliar with until they get into the midst of a building project that requires a Party Wall Notice to be served.
Why would I need to serve a Party Wall Notice?
If you are planning non-cosmetic building work that will impact a shared internal or external wall within your Stevenage property, or if you are planning to excavate near to a shared wall, it is your obligation to serve your adjoining Stevenage property owner with a Party Wall Notice.
What is a Party Wall Notice?
A Party Wall Notice includes the particulars of the work you are planning to do to the shared wall of your Stevenage home or commercial property and when you plan to undertake it. The Party Wall Notice also asks for written consent from your Stevenage neighbour.
When should I serve a Party Wall Notice?
The timescale of the Party Wall Notice depends on the type of development that you are undertaking within your Stevenage property. The notice period for excavating close to your party wall is one calendar month, as is building a new shared external wall. Internal party walls have a notice period of two calendar months.
Have a free initial conversation with us today to discuss the Party Wall Notice you need to issue as you embark on the development to your Stevenage project.
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