Party Wall

Party Wall requires early involvement with a proactive approach helping Clients manage the liabilities and advise neighbours on how best to protect their property during proposed works.
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is not there to be a hindrance on a project, but a means to facilitate fair communication and methods allowing neighbours to collaboratively work together to identify and resolve potential issues once works commence on site.

Compliance with The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is not a box tick exercise and does require us to manage our Client’s expectation as well as those of Designers and Contractors. However, the end focus remains on dispute avoidance through a documented recording of pre-works agreements to mitigate future issues.

With extensive experience and dedicated services, we are able to:

  • Review feasibility and concept design details to provide commentary on potential areas of the design where Party Wall implications can easily be mitigated
  • Identify what parts of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 apply to a project together with giving advice on the anticipated costs, liabilities, and timescales
  • Prepare and issue the Initial Notices with all relevant and required documentation to comply with the Party Wall Act 1996
  • Act as Building Owner’s Surveyor and advise the Client and Design Team
  • Act as Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor, provide assistance and advise to mitigate damage and disputes
  • Act as the Third Surveyor in the event of a dispute arising
  • Prepare the Schedule of Conditions to record the condition on the neighbouring properties to record the condition prior to works being undertaken
  • Prepare and agree the Party Wall Award
  • Undertake on-site inspections and provide continued assistance and advice once works commence
  • Review the neighbouring properties on completion to identify and defects against the Schedule of Condition

Please get in touch to discuss your project requirements and we can tailor our service to suit your needs.