Party Wall Act
On 1st July 1997, the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 was enacted to statute. Since then, compliance with this legislation is mandatory. Its principles, to reduce neighbourly “wars” being heard by the Court by providing a mechanism to ensure that if you wish to carry out certain types of work, you can, subject to notifying your neighbour and carrying out work in a controlled manner, to protect the interests of the wall/building structures.