Neighbourly Matters

When planned building work has the potential to impact on neighbouring properties, we are able to offer impartial advice.

The Party Wall Act can have a significant impact upon planned development. We have a detailed understanding of this specialist legislation and the expertise needed to create fair, balanced outcomes for all parties involved. Our project and construction experience also allows us to provide innovative solutions which can often circumvent issues causing disputes.

We provide the following services:

Party Wall Awards;

Crane oversail licences;

Scaffolding licences;

Ransom strips advice;

Easements advice;

Access negotiations.


The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 should not be viewed by Developers as just another piece of red tape that has to be negotiated. If it is utilised and managed properly, it is a piece of enabling legislation that avoids lengthy and costly disputes. It does not allow adjoining owners to stand in the way of reasonable development whilst at the same time protecting those same adjoining owners from unwanted disruption and poor quality development.

Whichever side of the fence you are sat on, we can advise you on your rights and responsibilities and help you achieve a successful outcome.

Our wide variety of project experience and our knowledge of construction technology allows us to provide advice on party wall matters, rights to light and access agreements on projects of any size.

We work with developers and design teams from an early stage in projects to minimise the potential for disputes to arise and where they do, we ensure we have a strategy in place to resolve them quickly.

We also work with adjoining owners to ensure the works undertaken cause the least disruption and are completed to a good standard of design and workmanship.

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