Party Wall Mania

Party Wall Mania

Postby Cytania » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:28 pm

I've been noticing alot of posts here where the Party Wall Act 1996 has been used as a blunt instrument by one party or the other. So I looked for some good advice and found this; ... allAct.htm

Notice the 2 months written notice for entry to land, but also notice the detail "If consent is refused, you must build the external wall or fence wholly on your own land, at your own expense. The wall will not be a party wall, the adjoining owners will have no right of support,".

So just because you can't prove responsibility through T marks or deeds doesn't mean a wall/fence has to become an object of dispute. If you and your neighbour can't agree you can both fence/wall on your respective sides. Picture it, two walls an inbetween a rotting old fence. :-)
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Re: Party Wall Mania

Postby » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:22 pm

Cytania wrote:So I looked for some good advice and found this; ... allAct.htm

Hi Cytania

This is a very short extract of the OPDM's explanatary booklet.

The full version can be found on the OPDM site usinig the following link. ... 00574.hcsp


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Postby daz » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:27 pm

unfortunatly not alot of people know about the party wall act until its to late...and then you are struck with confusion as to what to do for the better and to avoid further confrontation...
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