Crane Oversail and Scaffold Licences

We regularly work with developers and adjoining owners in respect of crane oversail and scaffold licences and can assist with design alterations as well as the negotiations to conclude formal licence agreements or negate the requirement for such licence.

In order to discuss your specific requirements or to obtain a fee quotation contact us.

Crane Oversail Licences

Large developments will require the use of at least one crane and if it is to oversail the adjoining land, express consent from the adjoining land owner and anybody with an interest in the airspace above, will be required. If express consent is not in place before oversailing the airspace of the adjoining land, you will be trespassing.

Developers should look to consider potential oversailing issues at the earliest possible stage of the project. We provide advice to developers in respect of the benefits of using different crane types, which can reduce cost and increase speed and load capacity, negotiate access agreements or licences as well as provide adjoining owners with adequate protection to their property.

For more information about crane oversailing please do not hesitate to contact, either as a developer or an adjoining owner.

Scaffold Licences

If you are looking to erect scaffold on land belonging to an adjoining owner and do not have right of access by means of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 or through provisions contained within a lease, you will need express consent from the owner(s) of the land you are wishing to place the scaffold on. This usually takes the form of a formal Licence agreement. Items usually covered by the licence include: duration for access, method statements, safety documents, insurance, schedules of condition and working hours. Access via the means of a licence may also require the payment for the professional fees incurred by the adjoining owner to agree a formal Licence.

In order to discuss your specific requirements or to obtain a fee quotation, please contact us.

Our core party wall services include:
  • Reviewing proposed plans
  • Serving & reviewing party wall notices
  • Reviewing proposed plans
  • Producing schedules of condition
  • Preparing and agreeing party wall awards
  • Assisting with appeals and consequences
  • Proactive management of party wall issues arising

If you have a neighbourly matter issue you would like to discuss, please contact us.