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If you are thinking of altering your home this Act may apply to you. 

What is the Party Wall Act 1996 & what does the Act do? The Party Wall Act 1996 is a law and as such if you are instigating building works to a wall shared with a neighbour, building at or near the boundary line of your property or excavating near a neighbouring building it is your responsibility to be aware of the terms of the Party Wall Act 1996 and follow its provisions. The Party Wall Act provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in works carried out to Party Walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. Anybody who wishes to carry out work must give notice of what they plan to do in writing to their neighbours even if the works will not cross the centre line of the Party Wall. The adjacent owners can either agree to the works or disagree. Generally if it is explained to them in a clear manner they will agree, but the Act provides a framework for the resolution of disputes. Where can I get Government information on the Party Wall Act 1996.    From your Local Building Control Department or from the web site listed below. The Party Wall Act 1996 is law and should not be ignored. As the instigator of building works it is your responsibility to know what is required and that the provisions are followed.   to download booklet for Party Wall act and  information listed below:-

This booklet provides an introduction to the Building Regulations in
England and Wales and is intended for anyone proposing to carry out building projects. It is not a statement of the law but is intended to help you to understand the system.

This booklet gives a simplified guide to those aspects of the planning system which the householder is most likely




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