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NEED TO AVOID THE PARTY WALL ACT?
The Law The requirements of the Act are not optional.
You are legally required to serve notice(s) on the relevant adoining owner(s) where you intend to undertake relevant works.
Can The Act Be Avoided? From time to time, a way around might be preferable.
We do not advise that the Act is ignored simply because it is convenient in the short term, ie. for reasons of time or cost. The dispute resolution framework provided by the Act can be invaluable in the event of dispute and therefore careful consideration is required.
However, there are circumstances where tweaks to a design or the use of a creative interpretation can take works outside the scope of the Act. These can be of particular interest where the real risk to an adjoining property is very low. Such an approach can beneficial in the short and long term.
We offer a consultancy service to guide you and your architect through the potential amendments. Where successful significant cost and time savings can be achieved.
Consultancy Fees From £500 + VAT where our advice takes your works outside the scope of the Act.