This paper outlines the Party Wall Act, highlighting aspects and scenarios that may be of particular relevance to loss adjusters in the handling of insurance claims.
The paper includes definitions of the terms within the Act (e.g. party wall, party structure and party fence wall) and explains when a notice should be served. The paper also covers the requirements for serving notice, types of response from adjoining owners, disputes and the development of a Party Wall Award. The writer discusses cases when damage does occur and provides examples of the Party Wall Act in practice.