Party Wall Agreement for England

Party Structure Notice



The Party Wall etc Act 1996

To:

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Of:

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From:

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Of:

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As the owner of:

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Which is adjacent to your premises at:

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I, _____________ of _____________, _____________, _____________ notify you that, in accordance with my rights

The proposed works are as follows: _____________

With your consent, I intend to start works on _____________, which is after the 2 month notice period. If you are content for the works to go ahead as proposed, please confirm in writing within 14 days of receiving this letter.

If you do not confirm in writing within the 14 day period that you are content for the work to go ahead as proposed, under Section 5 of the Act, we will be "in dispute". In such a case we are required under Section 10 of the Act to concur in the appointment of a surveyor, or, should each appoint a surveyor, to draw up an "Award". I would appoint:

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Tel: _____________

Signed: __________________________ Date:______________

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Instructions for Your Party Wall Agreement



Property owners and developers can use this Party Wall Agreement to inform the owners of adjoining properties of their intent to perform works along the Party Wall or the boundary line. It is always advisable to discuss any work plans that the Property Owner may have with the Adjoining Owner in order to put them on notice and to iron out any potential issues. This will help make the process less stressful.

Preparation of the Notice

When preparing a Party Wall Agreement, it is important to include as much relevant details as possible. While completing the document, it is important to choose the appropriate type of works to be conducted and specify whether or not these works will require special foundations or footings that extend into the adjoining property. All plans and technical drawings should be prepared before serving this notice, and copies should be provided with this notice to make it clear to the Adjoining Owner as to the extent of the works.

Selecting a Surveyor and Being in "Dispute"

During the preparation of your Party Wall Agreement, the Property Owner will be asked to nominate a surveyor. This surveyor will be used only in the event that a dispute arises. The parties will be deemed to be "in dispute" if the Adjoining Owner fails to respond or takes issue with the extent of the proposed works. In the event of a dispute, there are two options available to resolve the issues at hand. Either 1) both property owners can agree to engage one mutually agreed-upon surveyor to come to a decision or 2) each party can engage their own surveyor and both surveyors will come to a mutual decision in terms of the extent of the works required. Depending upon the type of works being done, a one to two month notice period is required. However, upon serving the notice, the Adjoining Owner must respond within 14 days of service in order for no dispute to arise. Again, this is why it will be beneficial to discuss the scope of works with the Adjoining Owner before hand.

This document is only for use in England and Wales.

Landlord Property

Party Wall Agreement

Property owners can use a party wall agreement to notify owners of neighbouring properties that they intend to perform works along a shared wall or boundary line and to come to an agreement as to the proposed works. Proper preparation of this agreement is the best way to avoid disputes and ensure that the works are carried out smoothly.

Your party wall agreement is automatically customised according to the type of works to be performed and the specific location of the works. Quickly specify all key terms and statutory requirements, including proposed works, start date and surveyor information for disputes.

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