A specialist area for us, dealing with such matters since 1994.
Chartered Building Surveyors are experts in property and with continued professional development as required by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are the gold standard for party wall advice. With regret The Party Wall etc Act 1996 does not require a party wall surveyor to have any property qualification, much of our work is rectifying a mess caused by lack of construction knowledge from party wall surveyors who do not have a property qualification. We provide a bespoke and professional service for the party undertaking the work (building owner), the affected neighbour (adjoining owner) who normally pays no fees, third surveyor arbiter for two surveyors or as expert witness in court.
Gaining Planning permission or complying with Building Regulations does not remove the need to comply with the Act where it is applicable.
Every client has unique requirements in terms of their service needs and their relationships with consultants. Our first priority is to understand your needs so that we can tailor our services to achieve the best value for money.
We will then prepare a proposal which states clearly:
- Our understanding of your requirements
- The approach we will adopt
- The benefits you will obtain
- Our proposed fees, the party doing the work called a building owner in the Act will usually be responsible for the affected neighbour(s) called the adjoining owner's fees too.
All of this is for discussion and agreement with you. We believe that successful projects result from a clear understanding of client requirements that are then implemented by high calibre and committed people.
If you would like further no obligation advice or assistance with any aspect, please contact us.
This information is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all legal or other aspects referred to. Readers should take further appropriate advice before applying the information contained in this media to specific issues or problems.