Party Wall Liability
PARTY WALL LIABILITY
If you are proposing to carry out work within three or six meters of a party or boundary wall your will invariably have to consider your party wall liability under the Party Wall Act 1996. Under the terms of the Act, your neighbour has a right to be compensated for any loss or damage caused by your relevant works. So, should you cause damage to the neighbouring property inadvertently, public liability does not provide protection as it is a foreseeable loss. However, cover for your contractual liability can be included under a protek site insurance policy as an option on any project where you have evidence of a party wall agreement in place.
For more information on obtaining a party wall liability quote to cover the works and your party wall liability, visit our site insurance page.
Party Wall etc. Act 1996 information
If you would like more information on carrying out building work under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 visit the Gov.uk website which has some useful information.