London Borough of Islington
Party Wall London provides Party Wall services in the London Borough of Islington.
Islington Borough is a London Borough located in North London. Islington's area of 15 square kilometres is the most crowded borough with a population density of 16, 097 per square kilometre.
The borough consists of towns such as Finsbury Park, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, Canonbury, Archway, and Angel.
The local authority is Islington London Borough Council, based on the busy Upper Street which stretches from Angel underground station up to Highbury and Islington station.
The most common style of houses found in the London Borough of Islington are terrace properties. Meaning, 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. Many of these terraced houses have been converted into flats to accommodate the population size in Islington. Building Owners must take particular care to whether their building shares a wall with a neighbouring converted flat property as all neighbouring parties must be notified to proposed changed to a Party Wall. Party Wall London is able to serve Party Wall notices onto your neighbours on your behalf to save headaches having to manage communication with multiple neighbours simultaneously.
Another type of common property found in Islington are flats. A flat dwelling can also be involved in party wall matters as floor/ ceiling partitions are recognised as Party Structures. If you live in a flat conversion property and wish to make changes to a Party Structure, your neighbours living within the building must be notified of your proposed works.
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 Islington.