Party walls disputes
Under the Party Wall Act 1996 a building owner must serve the requisite notice before commencing certain types of work.
The most frequently encountered dispute arises where a building owner commences building works without even attempting to serve the required notice.
The point at which a party wall dispute arises will usually determine the legal nature of the dispute and the appropriate route of redress for the dissatisfied party.
This section is maintained by Nicholas Isaac at Tanfield Chambers.
RICS standards: Boundaries: procedures for boundary identification, demarcation and dispute resolution
RICS standards: Party wall legislation and procedure