Party Wall


Are you the Building Owner or the Adjoining Owner?

The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 affects all building work which involves:

  • Work on an existing wall shared with another property
  • Building on the boundary
  • Excavation near a neighbouring building

If the work falls within the Act you must serve a statutory notice on all those defined in the Act as "adjoining owners".

To be clear whether your works fall within the Act, or for a free Consultation, please contact our team directly on 0161 429 1670 and arrange for an initial consultation with a Roger Hannah & Co. specialist.

WHAT DOES THE ACT COVER?

  • New building at or astride the site boundary line between properties.
  • Various works affecting an existing party wall including extending it, underpinning, rebuilding, repairing, or reducing it.
  • Excavation or construction of foundations for a new building within 3 m of a neighbouring building if work will go deeper than the neighbour's foundations.
  • Excavation or construction of foundations for a new building within 6m of a neighbours building where the work would cut a line drawn downwards at 45° from the bottom of the neighbours foundations.

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Our Chartered Building Surveyors are active members of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (founded in 1974), promoting excellence in Party Wall practice.

Roger Hannah & Co has a wealth of property related experience and regularly act on behalf of building owners and adjoining owners in respect of party wall matters.

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