Q: What do I do if I receive a Party Wall Act notice from my neighbour?
A: You should reply in writing within 14 days of receiving the Notice, either consenting or dissenting with the proposed works proceeding without a Party Wall Award in place. If you do not respond to a notice about an intended new wall built up to (but not astride) the line of junction, the work can commence after the one month notice period.
If you do not respond, in writing, within 14 days to a notice about an intended new wall built astride the line of junction (a party wall), the Building Owner must build the wall entirely on his own land. The work can commence after the one month notice period.
If you receive a notice about work to an existing party structure, or a notice about excavations within 3 or 6 metres of your foundations, and you have not responded, in writing, within a period of 14 days from receipt of the notice, a dispute is deemed to have arisen.