DON’T MAKE THEM SAY NO
Most builders and party walls will always have an issue in some point of a buyer’s property.
Whether it is a house, a farmhouse, or a retail complex, there will always be a space that either one of the parties may have plans on moving into or maybe they just want to renovate the space.
The property owner now has an obligation under the Party Wall law of 1996 in order to inform their neighbors of any large works that may be done to their property.
In other words the property owners are required to give notice of work that may be done on their property before they start, if they don’t then they could end up having their deed stopped or could even be liable for a court case as to who actually owns the property.
UNDERSTAND THE LAW
This law applies all over the country, as I mentioned above, and has even been enforced in Liverpool and its surrounding areas where a property can be claimed to be owned by a person if they have worked on it.
These large buildings tend to be commercial spaces and as such they can include a variety of structures such as a restaurant, a supermarket, a pub, an office building, and even a home – all of which require the attention and care of a building contractor.
One of the first things that you should remember is that if you live in an area in which this law exists then you must give the builder or party walls in Liverpool and its surrounding areas at least four months’ notice before any work is done on your property.
CAN YOU WORK WITHOUT ONE?
Any work that is done within this time will be considered illegal and if you’re being forced to do this work you can always challenge it in court and get a ruling that the property is yours.
This means that if you don’t want any further work to take place on your property you can make sure that everything is completed properly in the first place and that nothing goes wrong.
TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE WORK
One thing that you should also be aware of when it comes to getting your property into this condition is that in some cases where the work is not carried out correctly then you may end up having to pay for the damages yourself, in some cases you could end up losing your claim.
There are also situations in which the parties agree to what is going to be done before any work takes place in order to avoid the risk of a claim being lost.
It is important to remember though that you must not sign any document until the project manager or builder has given you proper notice of any alterations being done to your property.
There are a number of steps that you can take in order to avoid any problems arising between you and the builders and party walls in Liverpool and its surrounding areas. If you are happy to do so, you could simply ask the company to explain what exactly is required of you.
If you prefer to do it yourself, then there are a couple of options that you have available to you and they include writing to the company informing them that you are happy to work on your own property and then letting them know about any alterations that need to be made and then having them do the work themselves.
Alternatively you could go ahead and let the company arranges all of the work themselves and then allow them to call on you at a later date to ensure that everything is done correctly.