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Can parties agree to contract out of the Party Wall etc Act 1996?In this Q&A we assume that:•both the tenant and the landlord will fall within the...
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1st Aug
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Is the partial demolition of a party wall covered by the Party Wall etc Act 1996?Demolition to any extent of a party wall by an adjoining owner can...
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31st Jul
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Party walls—shared costs and security for damageThis Practice Note explains the circumstances in which the cost of party wall works can be shared, the...
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31st Jul
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Quick guide to party wallsThe Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) provides a framework that controls how a building owner who shares a boundary with an...
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31st Jul
Precedents
Example letter 3—Negative Acknowledgement of Party Structure NoticeTo [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 4–Line of Junction Notice–new wall astride the boundaryTo [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The...
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30th Jul
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Party Wall works—notices, disputes and awardsThe Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 9—Positive Acknowledgement of 3/6 Metre NoticeTo [Insert Building Owner]Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 1–Party Structure NoticeTo [insert Adjoining Owner]Of [insert Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert date]Dear [title]The Party Wall...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 2—Positive Acknowledgement of Party Structure NoticeTo [Insert Building Owner]Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall...
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30th Jul
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Acknowledgement of Line of Junction Notice—New wall wholly on Building Owner's landTo [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 10—Negative Acknowledgement of 3/6 Metre NoticeTo [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main...
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30th Jul
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Acknowledgement of Line of Junction Notice—New wall astride the boundaryTo [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 6–Line of Junction Notice–new wall wholly on your own landTo [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert...
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30th Jul
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Example letter 8–3/6 Metre NoticeTo [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act...
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30th Jul
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Liability for independent contractorsRemaining liable for acts and omissions of contractorsCommercial entities often delegate obligations or services...
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30th Jul
Q&As
Can a neighbour attach something to the external wall of a neighbouring property, which is said to be a party wall?The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 6th Jun

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