We safeguard adjoining owners by:
• Ensuring all reasonable and necessary measures are taken to prevent foreseeable damage;
• Preventing unnecessary inconvenience;
• Assessing compensation for any loss and/or damage caused by notifiable works.
Notifiable works can also include garden walls built along a boundary. There are certain things you can only do to a party wall after notifying your neighbour with a written agreement award prepared by a surveyor. These might include cutting into the wall, inserting a damp proof course (even if it is only on your side), rebuilding part of a wall, underpinning it, excavating foundations within 3 metres of a neighbour’s structure which are deeper than its foundations, or even just building a new wall on the line of the junction between the properties.