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A party wall agreement will usually consist of three parts:
Do you have any of these at all. What was the nature of the agreement and did you ever make a contemp note of your oral agreement It appears that it is not an issue between you and your current neighbour. Has something happened for you to become concerned now? It may be a case of best leave sleeping dogs lie. Regards. Lockwood.
Thanks for the reply. Basically I fully understand the PArty Wall noyice concept, as have just given one to my neighbour so that I may remove my chimney breasts on the first 2 floors of my house which I own.
The problem arises were I have a suspicious feeling that she has already removed the chimney breasts in he loft conversion, which is against building regulations as half the chimnet stack has to remain inside the property equal to what is outside. This is not possible and causes an overbalancing problem. Assuming I am right about her chimney breasts, I can request that she corrects this situation, as she never gave me a Prty Wall notice to do this work, even though iy would be unacceptable in law even if she did.
Sorry about the spelling mistakes, I'm typing a bit too quickly! Anyway, this brings me back to my original question, (ie) if I claim to her that she never passed on a Party Wall notice about her chimney breasts removel, can she in response ask me for the Party Wall notice for my loft conversion 11 years ago (which I don't have one), or has that point passed now, and there is no issue that she can bring forward on this?
Thanks for the reply. I think that the moment has probably passed as far as your position is concerned. in planning enforcement terms, it`s well outside the limits. There is nothing stopping you canvassing the chimney breast position with her. I think that you need to strike the right tone in any approach, so as to reduce the prospect of her trying to be defensive of her own position by making requests of you in respect of the loft conversion. Good luck. Lockwood.