A local service to help make difficult times easier.
It can be tempting to assume that carrying out work that impacts a shared wall won't cause any issues if you have a good relationship with your neighbours. However, if a neighbour argues that you have caused damage to their property, the situation can rapidly escalate and even result in a legal dispute.
To prevent such problems from arising, our proficient party wall dispute solicitors in Pontypridd, Swansea and Talbot Green are here to assist you. With extensive expertise in handling party wall disputes for both residential and commercial properties, we can swiftly and cost-effectively resolve issues, safeguarding everyone's interests and ensuring the smooth progress of the development. Our comprehensive service includes:
- Assessing party wall rights and obligations
- Providing expert advice on party wall legislation and requirements
- Assisting with the preparation and service of party wall notices
- Negotiating and resolving disputes between neighbouring property owners
- Offering guidance on party wall agreements and awards
- Representing clients in court, if necessary, for party wall disputes
Our team handles a wide range of cases and is ready to offer legal advice regardless of your circumstances. Our solicitors are both approachable and professional, as we are dedicated to reducing your stress during this challenging period. We know well how stressful these situations can be, and our objective is to resolve your issues as amicably as possible.
Our party wall solicitors in Pontypridd, Swansea and Talbot have many years of experience of dealing with these situations and will be sure to work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome, no matter what your circumstances are.
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Why use David W Harris & Co.’s party wall dispute services?
Real expertise you can trust
Our team of party wall solicitors comprises highly skilled professionals who possess a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in assisting clients across South Wales. With our exceptional expertise, you can have complete confidence in our ability to handle even the most complex cases and deliver the desired outcomes you seek.
Convenient, local service
We have established office locations in Pontypridd, Talbot Green, and Swansea, and understand the importance of flexibility. This is why we offer the option of arranging home visits throughout the region. To cater to your preferences and ensure your comfort, we are also happy to conduct our services through various channels such as phone, email, or video conferencing.
Transparent pricing with no hidden costs
We make certain that all fees are communicated upfront in a clear and unambiguous manner, leaving no room for hidden charges or unforeseen expenses without your prior agreement. This commitment ensures that our clients have a complete understanding of the precise cost of our services, eradicating any unexpected surprises throughout the process.
Commonly asked questions about party wall disputes
What is a party wall dispute?
A party wall refers to any structure that spans the boundary between two properties. It can take various forms, including:
- Vertical structures, like the wall separating semi-detached houses.
- Horizontal elements, such as the floor of a flat.
- Independent boundary structures that demarcate land from the adjacent property.
Performing any alterations or construction work on a party wall, whether by you or your adjacent neighbour, can potentially give rise to a party wall dispute. For instance, if your neighbour carries out substandard work that impacts the structural integrity of your home, it is understandable that you would be unhappy with this.
The most common type of dispute normally arises when someone undertakes work on a shared wall without obtaining their neighbour’s consent beforehand, or when a neighbour refuses to grant permission for proposed construction work. The procedure for resolving these disputes is outlined in the Party Wall Act 1996.
What is the Party Wall Act 1996?
The Party Wall Act 1996 serves as a legal framework aimed at reducing party wall disputes by allowing individuals to make modifications to the entire thickness of a party wall without encroaching on their neighbour’s property. The Act encompasses several key provisions:
- It outlines the types of building work that are permissible or prohibited concerning party walls.
- It mandates that the person undertaking renovations must provide written notice to their neighbours, giving them a two-month period to respond.
- It grants the adjoining owner the right to provide consent or raise objections to the proposed renovations within 14 days of receiving the notice.
- It establishes a dispute resolution procedure wherein an impartial surveyor is appointed to issue an award, similar to a judge's decision in court, which addresses the specific details of the works, timelines, and protective measures required for adjacent properties.
Given the complexity of the Act, our team of expert solicitors are able to offer invaluable guidance on party wall matters, ensuring that you adhere to the correct procedures from both sides of the fence. In doing so, we aim to prevent or resolve any party wall disputes that you may be affected by.
Speak to our party wall dispute solicitors in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green
If you would like to discuss our party wall services with our approachable and skilled solicitors in South Wales, please reach out to us through our convenient online enquiry form.