The Party Wall etc Act 1996 is often over looked by Building
Owners during the planning stages when the focus is on the architectural and
design elements and the obtaining necessary contents. As the notice periods
will be between one and two months such as oversight can set the works back
There are other potential consequences if you do not follow
the process laid down by the Act;
- The Adjoining Owner(s) may well get an injunction to stop the work
- You may be responsible to the Adjoining Owners for cost and damages.