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Party Wall Agreements can be used where neighbours are in agreement.
However, often such Adjoining Owners want more protection than this and a Party Wall Agreement is one way to provide this. We would be pleased to prepare a Party Wall Agreement for both the Building Owner (the Owner carrying out the notifiable building works) and the Adjoining Owner (the Owner of the land normally beside the Building Owner’s land) to sign. Each Owner would then be given a copy.
So What Might It Include?
The Party Wall Agreement would include the following sections:-
An introduction explaining who the Owners are, what the works consist of, when the Notice was served and the Adjoining Owner’s formal consent.
A Schedule of Condition of the Adjoining Owner’s property.
The Building Owner’s Contractor’s insurance details.
An explanation of the procedures to be followed if there is damage to the Adjoining Owner’s property which can be attributed to the Building Owner’s works.
The Party Wall Agreement can be extended to include other sections and documents by agreement between the Building Owner and the Adjoining Owner.
We would expect to issue the completed Party Wall Agreement for signing by the two parties within one week of receiving instructions to proceed and this would include an inspection of the Adjoining Owner’s property so that the Schedule of Condition can be produced.
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