Many architects will at some stage have to deal with so-called party wall matters, which come up whenever a building owner wants to undertake works that could affect an adjoining property. As surveyors specialising in party wall matters, EK McQuade have worked on a huge variety of party wall-related projects, acting for both building owners […]
If you have attended our CPD workshop on Party Wall matters, you will know we have a number of tips on what architects can do to help create efficiencies in the process. We thought it would be useful to prepare a checklist to help you put those tips into action when involved in the design […]
What happens when there is damage to neighbours building during Party Wall work, and who pays for the repair?
The Party Wall Act is clear in that the Building Owner (who is carrying out notifiable work) shall compensate any Adjoining Owner (who is next to notifiable work) where any damage arises as a result of the notifiable work. In addition to this, the Act explains that an Adjoining Owner may agree to allow the […]