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    • sandperson
    • By sandperson 11th Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    Party Wall Agreement Question
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    Party Wall Agreement Question 11th Oct 17 at 1:04 PM
    We are having a loft conversion done (we are terraced). The neighbours on one side have insisted that we build the dormer cheek on their side in brickwork which is costing us an addition £2500. The works are all signed off and are now starting but speaking to another surveyor they are saying that there is nothing in the PW Act to say that a neighbour can insist on a particular material being used in the build. Does anyone know anything about this?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 11th Oct 17, 1:18 PM
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    They can't demand, but you may need to consider what is practical in future.

    If their intention is to use that to base their own extension off in the future, then you can have a PWA and get half the cost of building that wall back from them
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    Thanks Doozegirl. We are thinking that they are going to use the wall to do their own conversion at some point. Do you mean we can ask for the money now or only when they do their work?
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    • By Doozergirl 11th Oct 17, 2:01 PM
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    Thanks Doozegirl. We are thinking that they are going to use the wall to do their own conversion at some point. Do you mean we can ask for the money now or only when they do their work?
    Originally posted by sandperson
    When they do it. Under the PWA, they'd pay once their work on that wall was complete.

    Obviously you can ask now if you want to! They might not be aware that they'll have to pay half at some point if they do use it. The price will only go up for them, especially if the PWS determines the price. Better for you in the future though
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    • teneighty
    • By teneighty 11th Oct 17, 2:03 PM
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    Is the dormer cheek being built directly on top of the party wall, so in effect you are raising the party wall?
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    • By sandperson 11th Oct 17, 2:27 PM
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    Is the dormer cheek being built directly on top of the party wall, so in effect you are raising the party wall?
    Originally posted by teneighty
    As far as I know, yes.
    • chappers
    • By chappers 11th Oct 17, 2:44 PM
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    Is the dormer cheek being built directly on top of the party wall, so in effect you are raising the party wall?
    Originally posted by teneighty
    That wouldn't be normal
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    • By sandperson 11th Oct 17, 2:55 PM
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    That wouldn't be normal
    Originally posted by chappers
    How can I find this out?
    • teneighty
    • By teneighty 11th Oct 17, 7:31 PM
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    How can I find this out?
    Originally posted by sandperson
    Look at the plans, ask the architect, ask the builder?
    • teneighty
    • By teneighty 11th Oct 17, 7:33 PM
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    That wouldn't be normal
    Originally posted by chappers
    Why else would the neighbour have any input into specifying brickwork to the dormer cheek?
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