On this page you will find lots of questions regarding trees, drains, and party wall awards that we are frequently asked.
Please note, though our list of questions and responses is quite extensive, it doesn't cover everything. Many of the questions are generic and at the time you are reading this some answers may be out of date (written as of summer 2012), since planning policies, laws, and building regulations are in a constant state of flux. As such, we do not hold ourselves legally liable for any information that is relied upon herein.
Our intention here is to provide you with general information and guidance and we suggest that if you have a project in mind that you call and arrange a consultation such that we can provide answers directly tailored to your situation. In the meantime, please click on the appropriate link to find your answer.
I have large trees in my garden; how will they affect things?
I have a tree in my garden that has a TPO (tree protection order) on it; how does that affect things?
I have drains at the back of my house where I want to extend; will that affect things?
What is a party wall agreement?
What is a build over agreement?