Yesterday DCLG produced guidance as to how the temporary relaxation of some planning restrictions for residential extensions will work, we have reproduced this here with some observations of our own because there are clearly some potential hiccoughs and trips that can be encountered – in particular around time scales and completion dates.
There are precise time provisions within the Party Wall Act relating to when Party Wall Notices should be served and when a building owner can start work. These time provisions should in all normal circumstances be complied with although in the case of Section Three only they may be waived when “complying with any notice […]
The Party Wall Act sets out what information a properly served party wall notice must contain, there is no standard format but many party wall surveyors use standard template forms of notice to ensure that the required information is provided. It is essential that your party wall notices are properly formed and valid.
An interesting party wall query this week involving a wine cellar. Spiral Cellars manufacture a pre fabricated, circular wine cellar that can be dropped to a pre formed hole in the ground, typically 2300mm in diameter and at least that deep. So, what that means is that if any part the excavations is within 3m […]