Section 1 Notice / Line of
If you are planning to build a new wall either as a Party Wall or a Party fence wall (astride a boundary) subject to your neighbour’s consent, or up to the line of junction and wholly on your own land, a Section 1 Notice must be served.
If a proposed wall needs foundations to a lower depth than your neighbours foundations, a Section 6 notice could also be required.
One month notice must be given before the works commence.
New Party Wall
New Party Fence Wall
Section 3 Notice / Party
If you are planning to cut into a Party Wall to insert flashings or a damp proof course, cut away chimney breasts or projections, raise, rebuild repair, underpin, expose the Party Wall to the weather or enclose upon a wall on or at the line of junction turning it into a Party Wall, in such cases a Section 3 Notice must be served.
Two months notice must be given for a section 3 Notice.
Inserting a beam into a Party Wall
Enclosing upon a wall at the Line of Junction
Section 6 Notice / Notice of Adjacent Excavation
If you are planning to excavate within 3m of neighbour’s foundations to a lower depth, or within 6m to a lower depth than a line struck at 45 degrees down from the underside of the neighbour’s foundations, then a section 6 notice must be served.
One month notice must be given before work commences and in addition, plans and sections of the proposed works must be provided with the notice.