The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 makes provision for dealing with works that are likely to affect Party Walls and has been extended to include excavations within close proximity to neighbouring structures. The Act is intended to enable works to proceed reasonably and considerately. It is a complex legal document that should be considered whenever works are proposed to party walls or within close proximity to any structure. 

You can download a copy of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 from the Office of Public Sector Information.

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