We strongly advise you to speak with your neighbours about any potential development so they are aware of your intentions. They may even be able to offer you more ideas to enhance your plans.
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 requires that neighbours are notified by way of a formal document that you intend to carry out works adjacent to their property in certain circumstances.
For example, if you own a semi detached house and wish to convert the loft space which requires you to work on the party wall between the two properties, a notice would need to be served to gain the agreement of your neighbour.
The objective of the Act is to prevent disputes and where it cannot provide a framework to resolve. We can provide this service and prepare the letters required to make this process a smooth painless task.
Once a neighbour is notified in this way they are better informed, so the whole process of building becomes less stressful.