Does the party wall act allow access to a neighbours’ property?

There are rights to access your neighbour’s land to carry out works authorised by the Party Wall Act but only where the proposed access is reasonably necessary to carry out that work. Notice must be given, which is normally 14 days, unless access is required urgently to deal with an emergency. Access should only be allowed if ‘necessary’ so if there is another way to undertake work without requiring access, even if it costs more to do so, that’s what you should do.

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