Party Wall Surveys in Lancashire
ACS Surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and have acted for clients throughout Lancashire, covering Blackburn, Burnley, Darwen, Accrington, Rossendale and the Ribble Valley.
The Party Wall Act 1996
The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 applies to England and Wales and came into force on 1 July 1997. It provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. The Act is designed to make sure property owners notify their neighbours in advance of certain proposed works including cutting into a wall to take the bearing of a beam, such as in a loft extension and inserting a damp proof course. The Act does not apply to more minor everyday jobs that do not affect the integrity of the party wall such as fixing plug sockets or fitting wall units or shelving.