In my previous two posts I provided an introduction to the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996) and a brief outline on the agreement of a party wall award where a dispute arises. In this third post I address some of the more complex aspects of the PWA 1996, including access rights, costs, expenses … Continue reading More complex aspects of the Party Wall Act 1996
My first post gave a brief background to party walls and the procedure of preparing and responding to notices served in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996). This second post provides an overview of the award procedure and process from a surveyor’s perspective.
Building works and developments on or near a boundary between properties in differing ownerships provide an open invitation to numerous and much reported arguments and disputes. The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996) contains a dispute resolution framework administered by impartial surveyors. It sets out statutory rules and regulations that give notice of proposed works … Continue reading Introduction to party wall issues