I had an enquiry from someone whose neighbour had started work on an extension and his builder wanted to come round to his place to clear the decking so that he could knock down the boundary wall.
He politely informed the builder that he wasn’t very happy about having his decking removed until a new a bit more about what was happening. The fact was that he didn’t have a problem with his neighbour having an extension built, he just wanted to be sure that it was going to be built properly. And in such a way of course that his property would not be damaged during the course of the building work.
I informed call that I fully understood his position and that I would be very happy to represent him on this matter and that I would put all the necessary paperwork in place not just for his benefit but for his neighbours benefit as well. And perhaps of equal importance he will not have to pay me for doing it either.
Under the requirements of the Party Wall Act, the payment of my fee would be the responsibility of his next door neighbour who is having the work done.
That is one of the things we do at Nick Cooke & Associates.