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Party wall advice

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Colline, 2 May 2017.

  1. Colline

    Colline

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    Hi,

    We live in your typical 1930s semi-detached house. We are looking to build a single story rear extension but are having issues about where we can build up to.

    Our next door neighbours have a two story rear extension, however, instead of building up to the middle (i.e. the midpoint on the chimney stack/assumed boundary), it was built completely to the one side (why would they do this?, and so it falls short of the boundary by 4/5inches.

    If we build up to the middle, we'll have a silly 10in or so gap which means we wont be able to render the wall, and also worries us in terms of maintenance.

    Our neighbour is happy in principle for us to build next to his wall (our own external wall, not using theirs for support) but worries about any future issues if he tried to sell. As it is over the boundary (we assume so as it goes past the mid-point of the chimney), are we allowed to do this (with consent)? Or is whether they consent or not irrelevant as we don't own the land?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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  2. motorbiking

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    who says the boundary is where you think it is. it's possible you acquired the land adversely when they removed the fence to build their extension.

    You could design your extension not to rely on their wall.
     
  3. Nakajo

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    Get out of my house.
     
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