Section 14 – Settlement of account

Party Wall etc. Act 1996

(1) All expenses to be defrayed by an adjoining owner in accordance with an account served under section 13 shall be paid by the adjoining owner.

These sums are to paid to the building owner when the use is made, not the building owner at the time of the works (Mason v Fulham Corporation)

(2) Until an adjoining owner pays to the building owner such expenses as aforesaid the property in any works executed under this Act to which the expenses relate shall be vested solely in the building owner.