PARTY WALL MATTERS AND THE PARTY WALL etc. ACT 1996
Working predominately in the London area Toleman Associates have been involved in party wall matters since first practising both in architectural and party wall surveying terms. As Architects or party wall surveyors we maximise the potential of your building project by our extensive knowledge of the Act. Considering the boundary from the early design stage is essential to take advantage of the rights permitted under the Act whilst taking into consideration the impact it will have on the neighbouring properties both during and after construction leading to a smoother process for both you and your neighbours.
If you are intending to carry out work or your neighbours are we can act as your surveyor guiding you though the procedure to ensure work is carried out with the minimal opportunity of damage or disruption.
As a result of our experience as architects on developments involving party walls and boundaries we have worked with a number of other architects from the early design stage though to agreeing awards on behalf of their clients. If you are considering carrying out building work that may require party wall notice or your neighbours have served notice on you please feel free to call to discuss the issues on an informal basis.
The Building works covered under the Act include:
Section 1. Building a free standing wall or building up to or astride the boundary of an adjacent property.
Section 2. Work on an existing party wall that separates two properties including garden walls.
Section 6. Excavating, usually to construct foundations within a specified distance and circumstance of neighbouring propert.