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The Party Wall etc. Act 1996: revised explanatory booklet

Divisional letter dated 18 June 2013 about the publication of a revised edition of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 explanatory booklet.

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Party Wall etc. Act 1996: revised explanatory booklet

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The purpose of this divisional circular letter is to bring to attention to all building control bodies and other interested parties about the publication of a revised edition of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 explanatory booklet.

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 explanatory booklet has been simplified and updated to provide some answers to regularly asked questions. For example: what a party wall award can cover, what to do if a building becomes unsafe or if there is excessive noise from work being carried out and the role of the surveyor.

Published 18 June 2013