Party Wall etc. Act 1996

About the act

The Party Wall etc. Act may apply if you are intending to carry out any work which involves one of the following:

  • Working on an existing party wall or structure
  • Erecting a wall either free standing or as part of a structure up to or astride the boundary
  • Carrying out excavation works within three or six metres of a neighbouring building or structure, depending on depth

For more information, please see The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 explanatory booklet (GOV.UK)

A copy of the act itself can be viewed using the following link to the Office of Public Sector Information The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (

Last updated ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2017‎ ‎09‎:‎04‎

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