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The impact of deriving support from Party Structures and its relationship with Party Wall etc., Act 1996 and other relevant legislation
Deriving support from a Party Structure is by no means uncommon. Equally, service of the relevant Party Wall notices in relation to building into a Party Structure is neither surprising nor unusual. However, while building a load-bearing member into a Party Structure is perfectly within the realm of the Party Wall etc., Act, the acquisition of easement of support is outside its scope. The aim of the following paper is to give some clarity to this area, and offer advice in terms of evidence-gathering for eventual and formal acquisition of such a legal right.
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Peyman Ghasemi is the principal of P G Construction Consultants Ltd (PGCCL) and a Construction Consultant with over 28 years' experience in design, survey and construction management of a wide variety of projects (including residential, commercial and industrial projects). Peyman has worked for and represented a wide variety of clients, ranging from domestic owners to large national companies. His academic qualifications include a master of science in construction engineering and a diploma in construction management. Peyman has been dealing with neighbourly issues for over 16 years and has dealt with a range of complex projects involving party wall disputes, boundary disputes, licensing issues, etc. Peyman is also a certified commercial mediator as well as an expert determinator, dealing amongst others, with construction and property disputes.