Adeiladu'n agos at gymdogion a Deddf Waliau Cydrannol 1996
The Party Wall (etc) Act 1996 applies throughout England & Wales and affects Owners who are planning to undertake work that is in close proximity to their neighbours.
The Act applies in specific circumstances including:
- Depending on their depth, it can apply to adjacent excavations within six metres of neighbouring buildings or structures.
- It can apply to the construction of a new wall/structure on a line of boundary or indeed, the rebuilding of an existing boundary structure.
- It will usually apply to any works to a party wall/structure and sometimes if any works are intended that abut a neighbour’s building.
There are also benefits to building owners carrying out works to which the Act applies including:
- Access provisions to neighbouring land.
- Rights to carry out works to party structures.
- The ability to obtain contributions from neighbours who benefit from the works.
It's important to seek professional advice in circumstances where you believe the Act may apply. Certain professional bodies such as the RICS and Learned Societies such as the Pyramus & Thisbe Club offer free initial advice from their membership.