We are Specialist Party Wall Surveyors with over 15 years experience in assisting commercial and residential property owners, builders and architects across London and surrounding areas.
We offer a comprehensive low cost fixed fee service from just ?500.
We cover the preparation of party wall awards, including party structure notices, for private residential property, offices and shops in London and the surrounding area.
We act for Building Owners, Adjoining Owners and quite often, both!
If you are planning a basement conversion, loft room extension, building an infill or rear extension, removing walls or chimney breasts or you live next door to someone who is, then we can act for you. We provide clear, practical help at a low cost.
The Party Wall etc Act 1996
If you are considering carrying out building works to your house and it is close to a neighbouring property, then the Party Wall etc Act 1996 may well influence your plans.
The Act applies to you if you are carrying out any work that might affect the wall between you and your neighbour. There is a lot of very complex information available about the Act. We try to keep things concise and practical for you.
The Act requires that you send a party wall notice to inform the adjoining property owner, well in advance of the works taking place.
The neighbour has to respond and in due course the two owners then appoint a surveyor to act for them. This can be the same surveyor, as the surveyor appointed has to be impartial under the Act, effectively working for the best interests of the wall. Ideally, neither owners? surveyor should be involved with the building project. Only a very few solicitors are specialists in this area of law, so it is almost always the case that it is Chartered Surveyors that are appointed.
After inspecting the properties and reviewing the works, a Party Wall Award document is then prepared, detailing the works, any precautions that must be taken and any other issue...