This Act of Parliament concerns anyone planning to carry out, or who is affected by, a neighbour's plans to carry out building work by providing a framework for preventing or resolving disputes about party walls, boundary walls and excavations.
If you are about to carry out building work which involves:
- Work on an existing wall shared with another property
- Building on the boundary with a neighbouring property
- Excavating near a neighbouring building
- Moving or altering, either temporarily or permanently, a fence
You must find out whether that work falls within the scope of the Party Wall Act 1996; if it does you are required to inform the adjoining owner of your intentions.