Project Name:   Party Wall Matters - Owner and Adjoining owners

Published by : Summary from Party wall act.1996 on 10 December 2020


Building Owner – What do I do now? 

If you are planning works that may fall under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 the first thing you need to do is serve Notice on all parties that may be affected, e.g. neighbours, leaseholders, freeholders.

For works to a party wall you are required to give 2 months Notice before those works commence. For foundation or excavation works 1 months Notice is required.

If you would like any further advice on Notices or would like Capital Party Walls to serve Notice on your behalf, please contact us.


As the Building Owner, the first thing we advise all our clients to do is to talk to their neighbours, especially if you have a good relationship with them. We appreciate that it is a sad fact that not everyone gets on with their neighbours, but an initial visit or informal chat is always the best way to start proceedings.

Any works to your property can be disruptive to your neighbours, albeit unintentional. Taking around a copy of your plans and discussing your proposals with neighbours before serving the required Notice can make everyone feel happier.

From our experience we find that this simple act of neighbourliness can assist in you and your neighbour agreeing on matters swiftly without either party spending a small fortune.

If your neighbour chooses to appoint their own independent Surveyor please bear in mind that this is rarely a vindictive act to cost you additional fees but is just their right under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

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