London Borough of Barnet
Party Wall London provides Party Wall services in the London Borough of Barnet.
Established in 1965, Barnet Borough is a suburban London Borough located in North London. Covering an area of 86.74 square kilometres, the borough forms part of Outer London.
The borough consists of major urban areas such as Edgware, Finchley, Hendon, Golders Green, Friern Barnet, Whetstone and Chipping Barnet.
The local authority is Barnet London Borough Council, based in Colindale.
The most common style of houses found in the London Borough of Barnet are two storey detached and semi-detached properties with plenty of front and rear garden space built during the inter war period. Edgware and Finchley are the areas most populated with such architectural styles. These houses are ideal candidates for rear and side extensions to expand your living space. Building up to and on the boundary line to maximise the size of your extension is attainable if you obtain a party wall agreement from your adjoining neighbour.
Another common housing style in Barnet are urban terraces built in the Victorian and Edwardian period. Whetstone is abundant with such terraced streets, which means there are many shared between walls between properties. These walls that are shared between two parties are also known as a Party Wall. Any proposed alterations to party walls have to be notified to the neighbour. A common misconception of Party Walls is that each party owns ONLY their proportional half of the wall. However, as the wall carries out an essential structural duty for both properties, both parties own the entire wall. Thus, it is imperative that you inform your neighbours what you plan on doing to this shared wall.
Party Wall London is able to advice you on projects which come under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Some examples include: single storey rear & side extensions, loft conversions and chimney breast removals in the area of Barnet.