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Party wall agreement checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that you’ve provided all of the necessary information about the properties and the works. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice or contact a surveyor using the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICs’) Find a Surveyor service.

Each party to the Party Wall Agreement for Repairs must sign the agreement. 

Before signing, if there’s a plan of the property, attach this to the agreement as ‘Schedule 2 - The Plan’.

The date of the contract is the date on which the parties sign, if that is the same day. If they sign on different days, the date of the contract is the day on which the last person signs.

You can sign your Party Wall Agreement for Repairs by either:

  • signing in print, by printing a copy of the document for each party and having each party sign and date both copies, or

  • signing online using RocketSign

A copy of your Party Wall Agreement for Repairs will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

You should also download and securely store a copy of your Party Wall Agreement for Repairs for your records and ensure the other party to the agreement does so too. If you signed on paper, make sure both parties securely store their signed version of the agreement.

Make sure you’ve also served Party wall notices to neighbours if necessary. If you’re carrying out certain kinds of work, this is a legal obligation under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

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