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We have a specialist Party Wall team who act for Owners who are either wishing to carry out work or are an Adjoining Owner who will be affected by a building project. Working on party wall issues across London and the UK, we act as the Building Owner’s Surveyor, Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor or often on an ‘Agreed Surveyor’ basis.
We review proposals at an early stage and offer advice on how to ensure compliance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Depending upon the nature of our role, we can identify Owners who require Notices, progress discussion with Adjoining Owners and their appointed Surveyors both informally and formally, prepare Schedules of Condition, put Awards in place and resolve disputes and carry out final inspections to discharge the liability under any Awards.
The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 (the Act) is designed to facilitate building works to Party Walls and major works positioned closely to adjoining buildings. The Act only applies to England and Wales and affects all building types. The Act is intended to enable development in a timely manner whilst protecting neighbours (Adjoining Owners) and occupiers.
In addition to being RICS regulated, we are members of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club and the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, the principal organisations for party wall related matters. A selection of some of our recent instructions as well as our explanatory guides and recent case law summary can be found by clicking the icons below.
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