Building control inspection

Once an application has been formally accepted, work may commence after 48 hours.


The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing disputes which may arise between neighbouring owners, in relation to the construction and repair of party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. If you intend to carry out work which involves:

  • work on an existing wall shared with another property
  • building on the boundary with a neighbouring property
  • excavating near a neighbouring building

You must give the adjoining owners notice of your intentions in a way that is set down in the Act. Adjoining owners can agree or disagree with what is proposed. Where there is a disagreement the Act provides for the resolution of disputes.

You may need to employ your own private surveyor to fulfil the duties as this is not enforceable by building control.

Please visit the following Planning Portal website page for further information.

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Last updated: 08 September 2019 21:12:19