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Party Wall question

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LeOrange Fri 05-Jun-15 10:25:00

We are due to have our loft converted in 3 months and served party wall to our neighbours (30's semi) yesterday. They are currently having a double side and rear extension at their property, which they needed planning permission for and to which we didn't object. I sent the plans to my neighbor to look over as well as giving them the government and agencies booklet with the notice.

The plan involves inserting a beam into the party wall and this is the only aspect which will touch it. My neighbour's only question pre-signing the agreement is whether our having inserted a beam will preclude them from doing so should they go on to have a loft extension. Rather helpfully, my draughtsman is on holiday and I want to respond within the 14 day period. Happy to speak to a surveyor for advice, but thought I would ask here first.


HollyMaingate Fri 05-Jun-15 13:01:27


No it wouldn't, nobody would ever sign a Party Wall Agreement if that were the case, think how many terraces there are where every one has a loft conversion.

Hope it helps

LeOrange Fri 05-Jun-15 13:20:11

That is exactly what I thought! Is there anywhere I can find that written?

HollyMaingate Fri 05-Jun-15 13:33:49

I wouldn't have thought so but surely all you need to do is explain that it couldn't possible be the case giving an example or two?

LeOrange Fri 05-Jun-15 13:42:15

Hopefully - they are more than a little pedantic. Am hoping a word with any builder will resolve it.

HollyMaingate Fri 05-Jun-15 13:55:42

Good luck, it makes life a lot easier when they sign rather than having to go down the surveyor route

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