The Adjoining Owner, as defined, will be entitled to notice if the neighbour proposes to carry out certain types of building work. This includes but may not be limited to works to jointly owned/party structures, excavations that are close to neighbouring buildings or structures, and the building of new walls on the line of junction boundary.
Most Adjoining Owners worry that their property will be damaged by the building works and our role will be to try and ensure that this cannot happen by looking in detail at the proposals and designs and thus working to arrange proper working methods.
Adjoining Owners are entitled to have their surveyor’s reasonable fees paid by the Building Owner so long as such relate to the administration of matters under the Act. The fees have to be both reasonable and justifiable.