A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act.
What is a Party Wall?
The Act also uses the expression ‘party structure’. This could be a wall or floor partition or other structure separating buildings or parts of buildings in different ownership, such as in flats. The main types of party walls are:
Do I need to serve a Party Wall Notice?
The Party Wall etc Act. 1996 requires Building owners in England and Wales to serve Notice when any of the following works are being carried out and there are adjoining or neighbouring properties in close vicinity of the following proposals -
Drainage or substructure works
What options does an Adjoining owner have?
On receipt of Notice, an adjoining owner has the right too