As every case is different I have not as yet been able to find an answer to my quandary and have decided to post it on here in the hope of getting some advice.
I am currently looking to rebuild a 2m high boundary wall that I am responsible for. This would initially appear to be quite straight forward as my neighbour is fine about it in general.
However, the previous owner of my house said he had built the wall several inches inside the boundary. This is mentioned in my conveyance stuff also.
I have the original blueprints for my house (1933) which indicate the width of my property. The house was built some time before the one next door.
After measuring this it appears the outside face of the wall is 29cm from the indicated boundary on the blueprints.
His gate is fixed to a pier in the wall and this point appears to be the indicated boundary.
1. Can I build up to the boundary i.e. the point where the gate is fixed? (Inside of the boundary line)
2. Will this incur PWA?
3. Will the outside edge of the foundation need to be up to the boundary or can it project onto their property.
4. Am I likely to have to get a surveyor in?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Freddieab wrote:Not particularly, but as I have to rebuild the wall any how I wanted to check.
But thanks for your advice.
Yes you can, but he can then take you to court to move the wall, the decision could go either way.Freddieab wrote:1. Can I build up to the boundary i.e. the point where the gate is fixed? (Inside of the boundary line)
Only if your foundations for the wall go under some of his land.Freddieab wrote: 2. Will this incur PWA?
Founds can go under his land, but then you need to use party wall act.Freddieab wrote:3. Will the outside edge of the foundation need to be up to the boundary or can it project onto their property.
Only if you use PWA.Freddieab wrote: 4. Am I likely to have to get a surveyor in?