363. In general.

The law relating to party walls is now an amalgam of common law rules1 and the statutory regime of the Party Wall etc Act 19962. This statutory regime governing the rights of adjoining owners3 has superseded rights of support based on common law or prescription4, provided that the provisions of the Act are complied with5. Where the procedures of the Act are invoked, the common law rights and obligations do not apply6, and a person who wishes to do any work in relation to a party wall as defined by the Act will have only the rights given by