Party Wall Surveyor and Party Wall Agreements
What is party wall agreement?
You are required by law in the United Kingdom to obtain party wall agreement.
You must tell your neighbours if you want to carry out any building work near or on your shared property boundary, or 'party wall', in England and Wales.
Party walls stand on the land of 2 or more owners and either:
form part of a building
don't form part of a building, such as a garden wall (not wooden fences)
Walls on one owner's land used by other owners (2 or more) to separate their buildings are also party walls.
You can also have a 'party structure'. This could be a floor or other structure that separates buildings or parts of buildings with different owners, eg flats.
Party wall agreements are different from planning permission or building regulations approval.
There are different rules in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Work you must tell your neighbour about
You must tell your neighbour if you want to:
build on or at the boundary of your 2 properties
work on an existing party wall or party structure
dig below and near to the foundation level of their property
Examples of this type of work include:
building a new wall
cutting into a party wall
making a party wall taller, shorter or deeper
removing chimneys from a party wall
knocking down and rebuilding a party wall
The process of the party wall agreement
We would seek party wall approval on your behalf and would obtain all necessary documents required: