As these older buildings are torn down to make way for new and larger structures or the existing buildings are rehabilitated while adding additional floors above, the respective owners and developers frequently find themselves confronted with party wall
issues either on one side of their property or on both sides, as did our client.
Where works are being carried out to a party wall
, party structure or party fence wall, notices must be served two months in advance of the works.
You start by serving a notice on the affected neighbours and if they don't agree to the work, you resolve the 'dispute' with party wall
surveyors and agreements.
The solid party wall
to the west backing onto Frank Gehry's DG Bank (AR August 2001) could take a single row of offices at three upper levels, looking out over the galleries and fed by a corridor behind.
The same applicant has also obtained approval for discharge of conditions 5 (archaeological recording) and 6 (method) on previous planning permission for Listed Building Consent for alterations to barn to create dwelling, including partial rebuild of 11 Wellhouse Farmhouse roof and party wall
, demolition of outbuildings, building of detached dwelling, building of two carports.
An architect help with the Because the extension is (in most cases) built next to the boundary with your neighbour's house or garden, you'll have to comply with the Party Wall
Act, which governs shared boundaries.
Readers affected by neighbours' plans are reminded of their rights under the Party Wall
Know the Party Wall
Act If you're extending, conforming to the Party Wall
Act is a legal requirement and not a planning or building control matter.
If you intend to build right up to the existing party wall
there are now standard procedures laid down in the Party Wall
Act which tries to address contentious situations and lays down the procedure that has to be followed.
The full-scale replica (built by Mike Smith) of Landy's parents' home, meticulously recreates every detail, including flaking paint, loose wiring, and the undressed brickwork of the usually hidden party wall
St Claire made threatening calls, spoke of hiring mercenaries and pushed an electronic bug through their shared party wall
2014/93414 for alterations to barn to create dwelling, including partial rebuild of 11 Wellhouse Farmhouse roof and party wall
, demolition of outbuildings, building of detached dwelling, installation of two carports and associated landscaping, Wellhouse Farm Barn, Wellhouse, Mirfield.