1996 Party Wall

Specialist Party Wall Surveyors 

Under "The ACT" some of the most common Notifiable Works are listed below. The list is by no means exhaustive, help and Professional advice is at the end of a phone - 01895 641 007.  

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The Party Wall etc. ACT 1996 - Background

The ACT is an enabling 'Act' designed to allow Building Owners to carry out works, whilst ensuring both Building Owner and Adjoining Owner knowing their Rights and Responsibilities.

Most common notifiable works are (under specific conditions, Contact Us ). 

- Rear Extensions

- Loft Conversions

- Removal of Chimneys

- Basements

What about works such as putting up shelves or wall units, or installing recessed electric sockets, or removing and renewing plaster?

Some works on a party wall may be so minor that service of notice under the Act would be generally regarded as not necessary.

Works such as:

• drilling into a party wall to fix plugs and screws for ordinary wall units or shelving

• cutting into a party wall to add or replace recessed electric wiring and sockets

• removing old plaster and replastering

may all be too minor to require a notice under the Act.

However, the key point is whether your planned work might have any possible consequences for the structural strength and support functions of the party wall as a whole, or cause damage to the Adjoining Owner's side of the wall. If you are in doubt about whether your planned work requires we maybe able to clarify this.