Our party surveyors are all highly qualified, hold memberships in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), the Pyramus -Thisbe Club, the party`s college of surveyors, and have a solid background in The Party Wall etc. 1996 Act. The purpose of the law is to ensure that landowners inform their neighbours in advance of certain planned works, including cutting into a wall, to take the wearing of a beam, for example. B in a loft extension and setting up a wet proof course. The law does not apply to minor tasks of daily life that do not affect the integrity of the party wall. B such as installing power sockets or installing wall units or shelves. Those who want to work, as required by law, must inform neighbouring owners of their intention. The objective is then for the neighbours to agree on how the work is carried out, or, if there is no agreement, the law provides for a settlement of disputes. At least two months before work on the party wall is scheduled to begin. The notice is only valid for one year, so don`t serve it too long before you start. The surveyor prepares a party prize.
It is a document that: In England and Wales, work on party walls, border walls and excavations near nearby buildings is used by the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996 and would generally require agreement on party walls. As a general rule, the extension of the house (where new foundations are needed near the border walls), moisture protection work and loft fittings would require all party wall agreements. Ingram Evans Care professionally advises cardiff and Wales property owners who are affected by party wall issues and border disputes with the Party Wall Act. If you are affected by party-wall issues, then one of our Chartered Surveyors will be able to provide the specialized advice you need. The key you need to consider is whether your planned work could affect the structural strength and support functions of the party wall as a whole, or cause damage to the adjacent part of the wall owner. If you have any doubts about the need for notification of your work, please call the AFA and we will be happy to advise you professionally and confidentially. A “party wall” is a common wall that usually consists of semi-detached or semi-detached houses and divides the homes of separated owners. The party walls also include exterior containment walls and cover excavations near neighbouring grounds. The party`s closing agreements are used to record the condition of a wall before construction work, so that if construction work is done on the party wall, there is a prior record of the state of the party wall.