London Borough of Haringey
Party Wall London provides Party Wall services in the London Borough of Haringey.
Haringey Borough is a 28 square kilometre sized London Borough located in North London. The borough borders many of the larger North London boroughs such as Enfield and Barnet to the North, and some which form part of Inner London such as Camden to the South.
There is a major topological West-East contrast within the borough, with more hilly areas in the West and low, flat land in the East. The borough consists of towns such as Wood Green, Tottenham, Harringay, Hornsey, Highgate, Crouch End, Muswell Hill.
The local authority is Haringey London Borough Council located in Haringey Civic Centre, Wood Green.
The most common style of houses found in the London Borough of Haringey are terrace and flat properties. Haringey Borough is abundant with streets which are made up of rows of houses adjoining onto one another. This means that there are many side walls being shared between two properties. These walls that are shared between two parties are also known as a Party Wall. A flat dwelling can also be involved in party wall matters as floor/ ceiling partitions are recognised as Party Structures.
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.
There are a greater number of renting Haringey residents than there are home owners. In recent years, Haringey residents are most likely to rent from a private landlord (34%) than from the Local Authority or Housing Association which has fallen to 20%. Therefore, it is very common in Haringey Borough to find the adjoining building to a project holder's (Building Owner's) property to be rented accommodation. Building Owners who plan to carry out a project on their property must make sure that both their neighbouring tenants AND the owner of the neighbouring building is made aware of the proposed project. Party Wall London are able to serve Party Wall Notices to Privately Rented or Council/ Housing Association houses on Building Owner's behalf.
In the West of the borough - areas such as Crouch End, Muswell Hill, and Highgate home ownership is greater than in the East of the borough. In Eastern wards such as Northumberland Park, Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale, residents live mostly in social housing.
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.