Some common questions you may have about Building Regulations, planning and neighbours.
No, however, dependant upon the position of the boundary to your land, the building work you intend to carry out as it relates to the boundary of your land, and the position of your neighbours’ buildings, you may need to inform all relevant neighbours. Details of when and where you must notify your neighbours are found in the Party Wall Act 1996.
No, but objections may be made under other legislation - for example if Planning Permission is required for the proposed building work.
No, but if you have also made an application for Planning Permission, those details are available for inspection by other people.
There is no legal requirement for you to consult your neighbours, but you should consider to do so out of courtesy. This can often prevent future disagreements between both parties.
This list is a general guide to help you avoid disagreements between you and your neighbours. We do not have the legal powers to settle any dispute between neighbours.
Updated: 17 June 2016