Party Wall Inspection to Settle Dispute - Wateringbury

The Building Owner contacted Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors as he had received a query from his neighbour that the foundations excavated for the Building Owner’s extension contravened the 3 metre rule under the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996. The Act states that if a footing is dug within 3 metres of an adjoining property and is lower than the existing footings of the adjoining property, the Act applies.

Inspection showed that the new footings did not exceed those of the neighbours; a report confirming matters was provided that satisfied the neighbour.