How close to your property line can you build
Before building, homeowners should check with their local zoning or building department.
In some places, there must be 5 – 15 feet between a structure and the property line.
In some cases, you must obtain a neighbor’s permission to build..
Can I attach things to my Neighbour’s wall
Attaching plant pots, lights or anything else to your neighbour’s wall or fence will require permission! If the wall is on the right, then you must ask your neighbour. If you go ahead and attach something, then you can technically be prosecuted for criminal damage, although cases are sporadic.
Does a fence count as a party wall
A wall is a ‘party fence wall’ if it is not part of a building and stands astride the boundary between land of different owners and is used to separate the land such as a masonry garden wall for instance. This does not include wooden fences or hedges.
Can I drill into a party wall
Minor works on a party wall are usually considered to be too trivial to come under the Act. Examples of minor works include: drilling into your own half of a party wall to fix plugs and screws for ordinary wall units or shelving.
Can my Neighbour build on my boundary wall
The short answer is “yes, subject to serving a valid notice and following the processes set out in The Party Wall Act. The party wall act only applies to “structures” (ie: a wall with a foundation), it does not apply to timber fences or other screens.
Is it illegal not to have a party wall agreement
No, but you do always need written consent from the households involved. A party wall agreement is only needed if your neighbour doesn’t give consent, or doesn’t respond to, your notice within 14 days. Only then will you need to go about arranging a party wall agreement, and look into getting surveyors onboard.
Can my Neighbour refuse party wall agreement
Can neighbours refuse a Party Wall Agreement? Your neighbours are within their rights to refuse the Party Wall Agreement, however, their reasons for refusal must be justified.
Who is responsible for a boundary wall
Boundary responsibility is always mentioned in the Deeds and if it is not then they are party boundaries. Often boundaries are not marked out in terms of precise measurements. The Land Registry Title Plans are always to scale. However, you cannot rely upon this as an accurate measurement to determine the boundaries.
What happens if you build without a party wall agreement
Whilst more unusual, there can be legal involvement if there is no party wall agreement in place. This can be varying degrees of legal involvement (and costs) and can include Court injunctions, stopping the party wall works for an indefinite period.
How close can you build to a boundary wall
If you are planning on building an extension of more than one story you cannot go beyond the boundary at the rear by more than 3 meters. This only applies when there is no other property on the land to the rear of your your home. The side boundaries can be built up to but you may need to factor in other considerations.
Do you legally have to have a party wall agreement
A homeowner has to give two months written notice on building works which affect a party wall or boundary, or one month’s notice for excavations. Planning permission is not needed to serve a Party Wall notice, and once notice has been served, the homeowner has up to a year to start work.
Can a Neighbours gutter overhangs my property
It is a well established principle that you own the airspace above your land, so if your neighbour’s gutters overhang your land then they may be a trespass, even if you cannot reach them or they don’t interfere with the day to day use of your land.
What type of wall is a party wall
A Type A Party Wall forms part of a building and stands on lands of different owners, i.e the wall stands astride the boundary. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached houses or a wall that forms the boundary between two gardens, which is referred to as a ‘party fence wall’.
How do I know if my wall is a party wall
A wall is a “party wall” if it stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two (or more) different owners. Such a wall: is part of one building (see diagram 1), • or separates two (or more) buildings (see diagram 2), • or consists of a “party fence wall” (see diagram 3).
Who pays for a party wall surveyor
Who pays the surveyors’ fees? Under normal circumstances the building owner would pay the fees, (known as costs) as he is the one undertaking the works, usually for his benefit. However, the surveyors will make the final determination.
Is a boundary wall a party wall
Party wall: i.e. a wall within a building that joins two properties and forms the boundary between them; Boundary wall, within a garden, so placed as to separate two parcels of land in different ownership; … Building faces: a boundary may run along the side (or front or rear) face of a building.