Party Walls and Common Sense

disputesWhat is a Party Wall?

In brief it is any boundary, floor, fence or wall that is jointly used by two or more parties - both parties have rights to the use of the Party Wall.  The Party Wall Act relates to these rights and sets out a way of resolving any issues.  Interestingly, the idea of the Party Wall is very old and is mentioned in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - we have been having problems with Party Walls for many years!

We have produced a number of reviews of books and articles regarding Party Wall issues:

Book Reviews

A Practical Manual for Party Wall Surveyors
Party Walls The New Law
The Pyramus and Thisbe Club Green Book - A Party Wall Act Explained
Party Walls from the Case in Point Series

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What is a Third Surveyor in Relation to Party Wall Act etc 1996?
Party Wall Basics
Time Waits for no-one, be they the Building Owner or Adjoining Owner, Section 1 of Party Wall etc Act 1996
Time Waits for no-one, be they the Building Owner or Adjoining Owner, Section 2 of Party Wall etc Act 1996
What is a Party Wall Notice?
Party Walls Who's Who
Party Walls Look Like This
Excavation and Construction Close to your Property
Three Metre Notice Section 6 Party Wall Act
Six Metre Notice Section 6 Party Wall Act
Party Wall Surveyors Being Unreasonable

Party Walls Presentations

We carry out courses on Party Walls

If you need help and advise with regard to structural surveys, building surveys, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please call 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat. Please note we are independent surveyors.

If you have a commercial property and would like Dilapidations Help then please visit our website and for Disputes and anything else relating to party wall matters please go to our Disputes Help website .

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