Party Wall etc. Act 1996
Wall etc. Act 1996 extends party wall legislation and procedures, established
in London, to the whole of England and Wales. The act can be viewed by clicking
this link: Party
Wall etc. Act 1996. More third party information can be accessed via our links
Within London party wall legislation existed previously
under the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939.
Wall etc. Act 1996 is similar to the 1939 Act but
does have a number of significant differences.
The Act makes provision in respect of party walls,
and excavation and construction in proximity to certain
buildings or structures; and for connected purposes.
The Act with these provisions provides owners of buildings
with rights and obligations to other owners.
The approach to exercising of these rights and obligations,
also the method and resolution of disputes is set out.
The approach encompasses the requirement to serve appropriate
notices and counter notices, issuing of appropriate
consents in particular circumstances, appointment and
duties of surveyors to determine disputes in accordance
with the Act procedures, matters of compensation etc.
Part Wall Surveyors
Andrew Dust is very experienced with building and party
wall legislation matters, formerly under the London
Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939 and under the current
Wall etc. Act 1996.
Prior to setting up the practice Andrew Dust was engaged
within the District Surveyor's service controlling building
matters in accordance with the London Building Acts,
The Building Act 1984 and associated legislation.
Andrew Dust is regularly appointed as a party wall surveyor both where a Building
Owner wishes to carry out building and or excavation works and or where an Adjoining
Owner has received notice of the intention of the Building Owner's works.
Where appointed by the Building Owner we can advise
and arrange to prepare and serve all necessary party
wall notices, make any necessary appointments and arrange
to agree matters and issue appropriate Party Wall Awards
in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
Where appointed by the Adjoining Owner we can advise
and arrange to receive notices, prepare and serve all
necessary party wall counter notices, make any necessary
appointments and arrange to agree matters and issue
appropriate Party Wall Awards in accordance with the
provisions of the Act.
Advice may be given upon the extent and limitations
of the respective owners rights and obligations under
Schedules of condition of adjoining property would
be prepared and agreed between the surveyors, which
we would normally prepare when appointed by the Building
In all cases we will act with due care and in a spirit
of co-operation between parties, liasing with the respective
owners and appointed surveyors to reach agreement.
If any other matters arise which are outside the scope
of party wall matters separate instructions may be required
for us to advise and act as necessary.
For more information please refer to Building