OK, I didn't phrase it very well, but what I said still holds true
"It's quite clear from the OP that he wants to avoid this by building
away from the boundary". So the answer to his question "How far from
the boundry line can I build without having to seek his permission" is
Yes, the bit you didn't phrase very well was the bit where you
said "The party wall act only applies to party walls." which was
of course, completely incorrect. As the respondent to the OP
said, he needs to conform to the Party Wall Act. We all need
to conform to this Act - it's the law.
The OP said (paraphrasing) that he wants to avoid getting caught up in
anything that involves his neighbour. Yes, in a very general sense we
all have to conform to the act, but if he builds far enough away from
the boundary then the party wall act has no relevance to his situation
and he does not need his neighbours permission to build an extension.
He never needs the neighbour's permission for the extension. The neighbour
can withhold permission all he likes, and you can still build right up to
the boundary line. You can even get an injuction allowing you to enter their
land to do so under some circumstances.
Not quite. If you are excavating within 3m and lower that your
neighbours foundations or within 6m if you are excavating lower than a
line drawn at 45 degrees downwards from the bottom of neighbours
True, but foundations for a new extension will almost always be
deeper than for the house it is attached to, because of changes in
building control. For the second requirement to apply (outside 3m),
his foundations would need to be 3m deeper than the neighbour's
foundations. This also seems pretty unlikely, if the houses are on
the same level.
Do take account of any overhang of the roof of your new extension.
A friend of mine didn't. At the last minute it was pointed out that the
new roof would overhang the (reasonable) neighbour's by at least 15"
The plans had to be hastily modified to move the new wall back and
changes/delay worked out quite expensive.
On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 23:38:20 +0100, a particular chimpanzee named
keyboard and produced:
IANAPartyWallSurveyor, but a neighbour can't withhold permission
(under the Party Wall Act) for an extension on your land, just ensure
that it's constructed to avoid damage to his. See the info on the PWA
on the ODPM site.
You would need his permission to carry out the building operation
across your boundary, as well as for any gutters, eaves, etc. that
hang over. This would be civil law, and I doubt would be on a gov.
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