Our next door neighbours have begun work on a loft conversion, in an ajoining terraced house. We are worried about the impact this could have on our house and the possibility of damage being caused to our property. I am aware that there are regulations regarding loft conversions but am not clear if, or how,they apply in this situation. I do know that planning permission has not been sought in regards to this conversion, although I understand that planning permission is not always needed. Should the neighbours have notified us of this work before now, as they have never mentioned it to us
I have just done my loft conversion and there is a requirement to get Party Wall Agreements with your neighbours because there will be steel or wood beam to be insert to the shared wall to support the floor and/or dormer. You have legal right to stop their work.