Party Wall Agreements, when is one required please?

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The house next door has been sold, it is in need of updating, possibly it needs the chimney breast removed from the kitchen on the adjoining wall to us.

I take it this will need a party wall agreement, who needs to get this, do we get a copy from the builder or the council. Do we have any come backs if something goes wrong in our house.

If they decide to do a damp proofing course...do they need to supply a party wall agreement for this if its on the adjoining wall.

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How do you know that a chimney brest needs to come down to update the house? :confused:

The person doing the work (building owner) serves a notice on the adjoining owner, the proposal is agreed, or disputed in which case a surveyor or two or three are appointed to draw up an award to detail what precautions are required, or how the work should be done.

The work is monitored and then signed off as satisfactory by the surveyors.

Whatever happens you can claim under civil law if your property is damaged by the works

DPC injection does not come under the PWA
 
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The breast is quite a size in the kitchen so removal would make it a huge kitchen. Ours was out when we bough the house.

Would a DPC in the party wall also damp proof our side too?
 
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