The Party Wall Act provides a legal framework for preventing disputes and resolving building and boundary problems between neighbours. This includes new builds, extensions, conversions and building repairs as well as boundary walls and excavations which can affect neighbouring properties.
Every adjoining owner or neighbouring property has rights or responsibilities under the act. In a typical domestic scenario, this is usually limited to one other party but, in larger commercial developments in built up areas like Torquay, the Party Wall Act can affect multiple adjoining owners. Read more..