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Party Wall Agreement - Wording

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by platforminc, 9 Feb 2019.

  1. platforminc

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    Hi All.

    I am in the process of putting together a party wall agreement with my neighbour. From my research, one of the wordings that I would be using is as follows to describe the works.

    Under Section 6

    To excavate for foundations within 3 metres of your building to a lower level than your foundations (it is not proposed to strengthen your foundations)

    Now, I do not know the exact wording that would be used if I am removing a chimney breast from my side, and it will be supported apporpriately according to my structural engineers calculations etc.
     
  2. tony1851

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    In removing the chimney breast, you would presumably insert a beam to support the remainder of the breast; the wording you have suggested would be OK,
    and the neighbour should be satisfied that you are getting an SE on board.

    For the excavation bit; just state that their foundation will be adequately protected while the new foundation is laid.

    (The whole PWA thing is nonsense really, mostly just cut-and-paste by surveyors keen to extract money from worried clients).
     
  3. Nakajo

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    (Well, it isn't if you don't use a PWS)
     
  4. platforminc

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    Possible to do it yourself if you talk things through with your neighbour.
     
  5. ^woody^

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    Chimney work would be under section 2 not section 6. Amongst other things the notice periods are different.
     
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