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The Party Wall Notice
There are a number of requirements for a Party Wall Notice. These are set out in the Act but convention and Court Cases have also established what information and format are acceptable.
If these are not followed, the Notice is potentially invalid. It is usually argued that, if the Notice if invalid, then everything else that follows is also invalid. That usually causes delays and additional costs (sometimes huge). Therefore, if the Building Owners wish to save time and money, stay on good terms with their neighbours and avoid grey hairs, they must ensure that the Notice/s are valid.
The Notice must:
If the Building Owners have any doubts they should consult a specialist surveyor as failure to include required information will probably make the Notice invalid and that means that any other action taken is also invalid!. That could cause delays and substantially increase costs.