Work on adjoining properties
Chris Cooper, Partner at Hamilton Darcey takes a look at works being carried out on adjoining properties. With a lack of activity in the property market people are resisting an often stressful and costly move and are opting to stay put. They are then looking to maximise their property value and useable space, by altering or extending.
What is a Party Wall?
What is a Party Wall? Section 20 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 defines a Party Wall as either: A wall which stands on the land of two owners, to a greater extent than simply projecting foundations; or A wall which stands on the land of one owner that separates the buildings of two