If you intend to carry out works that fall under the Act (such as building a new wall, rebuilding an existing party wall, excavation/digging for a foundation near a neighbour’s party wall) you must inform all Adjoining Owners in writing by way of a Notice.
The Act contains no enforcement procedures for failure to serve a notice; however, if you start work without having first given notice in the proper way, Adjoining Owners may seek to stop your work through a court injunction or seek other legal redress.
The service of primary notices (as required by sections 1, 3 and 6 of the Act) commences a statutory procedure. Any deficiency in service may render the whole procedure invalid. BCL can provide service of these Notices on the building owner’s behalf.