Neighbour and party wall disputes

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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) provides a framework that controls how a building owner who shares a boundary with an adjoining owner can carry out works. This...

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It can be impracticable to carry out works of repair or improvement to land without going onto another person's land (eg where the building line is very close to the...

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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is...

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Liability The leading case on damage to property caused by encroaching tree roots is Delaware, in which the House of Lords stated that liability is to be determined by...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Damage and disruption caused by building works are usually the subject of a claim in trespass, nuisance or negligence. This Practice Note briefly explains the prospect of...

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High hedges Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (ABA 2003) empowers local authorities (LAs) to deal with complaints in respect of high hedges. Who can complain?...

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Noise is one of the categories of statutory nuisance. Noise nuisance covered by statute includes: • noise in the street from vehicles, equipment, machinery or...

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Private nuisance—what situations can give rise to a claim? Private nuisance normally involves interference with the claimant’s enjoyment of their land, usually by noise...

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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That interference must be unreasonable...

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Nuisance claims are recognised in the following way: • private nuisance—interference with the use/enjoyment of land causing injury • public nuisance—an unlawful...

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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish to: • work on existing party walls or structures • construct a new wall...

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Do I always need to serve a party wall notice? If there is a party wall involved, then yes, unless the work is to an existing party wall or party fence...

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This Practice Note explains the circumstances in which the cost of party wall works can be shared, the right of adjoining owners and building owners to seek security for...

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Private nuisance Private nuisance is a tort against land and it is concerned with the unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or of some right over...

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This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title plans, the proper...

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