London Borough of Waltham Forest
Party Wall London provides Party Wall services in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Waltham Forest Borough is a London Borough located in North-East London. The borough covers an area of 15 square kilometres occupies a population of around 280,000. The river Lea runs through the West of the borough, separating North and East London.
The borough consists of towns such as Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone.
The local authority is Waltham Forest London Borough Council based in Waltham Forest Town Hall, Walthamstow.
The most common style of houses found in the London Borough of Waltham Forest are terrace properties mostly built pre 1920s. Due to this, 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 also been converted into flats to accommodate the population size in Waltham Forest. Proposed works on flat conversions have to be notified to not only the neighbours living in the adjoining building but also neighbours living within the building as ceiling/ floor partitions between properties are known as Party Structures.
Over the past seven years, Waltham Forrest has had the greatest borough delivery of social rent homes in North London. This increase in social renting properties in the borough means that many privately owned houses now adjoin socially rented accommodation. Building Owners must take particular care if their neighbouring property is socially rented as the corresponding local authority or housing association must be notified of your proposed works. Expanding your living space is still possible if you are diligent with necessary communication. Party Wall London are able to serve appropriate Party Wall Notices to local councils on the Building Owner's behalf. Get in contact now to be advised about the Party Wall process if your property adjoins a social rent property.
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 Waltham Forest.