Party Wall Surveys & Services In Fleetwood

August 10, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Fleetwood


For over 20 years, have been trusted as renowned Party Wall specialists to deliver projects and secure people's homes.


The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 covers three unique sorts of work; modifications to party structures (typically walls but may likewise be floors), the building and construction of brand-new walls at the limit and also excavation near to surrounding residential properties.

These are some case in points of job that is most likely to be covered by the Act:

  • Cutting light beams in to a party wall as part of a loft conversion
  • Eliminating chimney busts that are attached to a party wall
  • Digging deep into for the foundations to a brand-new extension within 3m of a shared or adjoining framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to promote a basement expansion

Where work falls within the extent of the Act it is necessary for a structure proprietor to serve notice as well as get the affected adjoining owner's approval; if that consent is not forthcoming the celebrations are regarded to be 'in dispute' under the Act and surveyors have to be selected to ensure that the dispute can be dealt with using a Party Wall Arrangement (technically called an 'Honor').

, if the 2 assigned surveyors fall short to concur upon any of the issues in dispute they can make a referral to a previously selected Third Property surveyor.


At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 strong team of knowledgeable party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors and also specialist party wall managers to aid make sure that every little thing runs efficiently.

We cover the whole of the inner M25 area from our network of Fleetwood workplaces so if you are planning on endeavor work that falls within the extent of the Act or have actually gotten a notice informing you of recommended jobs that may impact your home you are really welcome to call us for some advice.

Party Wall Surveys & Services In Fleetwood

Like all our residential or commercial property surveys, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Studies are performed by RICS registered surveyors and supply a impartial as well as independent service.
A Party Wall is a dividing partition between two residential or commercial properties, the owners of which have actually shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are qualified to advise you on a range of Party Wall issues you might be experiencing regarding your residential property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Generally, when it comes to residential or commercial properties sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to assist in the preparation as well as administration of a Party Wall Honor or Contract, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting on part of the Structure Proprietor or the Adjacent Owner, evaluate the nature of the Party Wall as well as its position in connection with both individual properties, as well as can offer neutral recommendations for either party in factor to consider of intended structural changes or repairs needed.

Do I Need A Party Wall Surveyor?

You might require the recommendations of our Party Wall Surveyors if you are planning any of the following:

  • The building of a new wall at the boundary of 2 residential or commercial properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for instance, removal of a chimney bust or insertion of a steel supporting light beam).
  • Tearing down or reconstructing an existing Party Wall.
  • Knocking down or reconstructing a boundary wall under a Line of Junction Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of a neighbouring residential property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices need to be offered for any type of work being done in relation to a Party Wall.

Why Should You Pick Party Wall Solutions As Your Party Wall Surveyors?

As independent as well as objective RICS Surveyors, we routinely handle Party Wall matters in differing complexity for both structure owners as well as adjoining proprietors.
As being a managed firm of Chartered Surveyors, our professional Party Wall Surveyors are members of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always suggest you, as the building proprietor, maintaining a positive and open connection with your neighbor to talk over any kind of construction plans prior to serving Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

That We Are

With our head office based in North Fleetwood and additional offices based in Central Fleetwood as well as Surrey, we have actually experienced RICS Chartered Surveyors, Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Members of the Chartered Institute of Building, RICS Registered Valuers and RICS Accredited Mediators.

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What We Do

Our Surveyors specialise in Residential Evaluating, we are experienced in a range of Checking Solutions including Party Wall Agreements, Building Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Residential Property Dispute Arbitration as well as Limit Disputes. We are seasoned, competent and also handy to help with your Checking issues.

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How We Do It

Right Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors and also Structure Surveyors are not only professional however are also experienced, specialising in Party Wall Surveying and Residential Evaluating. Via our industry-first client portal, you can be certain to be kept up to date throughout the entire Surveying procedure.

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Do I require a party wall contract?

When do you require a party wall notice or party wall agreement (practically called a party wall honor)? Our guide provides you all the responses you need to obtain the proper consents to execute your building works. And, if you need one, how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I need a party wall arrangement?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, typically between a terrace or semi-detached home, and also splits the residences of two different owners
  • It likewise includes yard walls built over a limit and excavations close to a neighbour's residential or commercial property (within three or six meters, depending upon the deepness of the brand-new foundations).
  • In the residence, Party Wall Agreements are most generally required for building works that entail loft conversions, the insertion of wet evidence courses and the digging of brand-new structures (as would be needed in constructing an expansion).

Obtaining consent for party wall building works.

  • Prior to party wall structure jobs can begin, the homeowner (Building Proprietor) needs a written Party Wall Agreement from all influenced neighbours (Adjoining Owners).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be assigned to prepare a Party Wall Honor (the agreed paper laying out exactly how the works should progress). Promptly discover certified neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our free Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To begin this process, the property owner needs to serve a Party Wall Notice on their neighbours, in composing, regarding the intended party wall works.

Serving a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be done for complimentary, utilizing suitable common forms or by a party wall surveyor for a flat charge. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbour to complete as well as return is typically consisted of.

A house owner needs to offer 2 months written notice on building works which influence a party wall or boundary, or one month's notice for excavations.

Planning permission is not required to offer a Party Wall notice, and also once notice has actually been served, the homeowner has up to a year to begin job.

Getting assent.

As soon as notice is served, a neighbor has fourteen days to respond, after which, there are three feasible outcomes:

i) The neighbor gives acceptance in writing offering the property owner will rectify any kind of troubles.

  • In such uncomplicated cases, there is no need to designate a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Award.
  • The property owner ought to take outdated images of the party wall and also preferably have agreed composed notes of any type of cracks, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be designated to prepare a routine as well as analyze of problem to minimise the risk of disagreements later on. This need to be done soon before the work starts.

ii) If the neighbor dissents (or if they do not NOT respond within 2 week, in which situation, they are thought to have actually dissented), a Party Wall Honor is called for.

In this instance, both home owner as well as neighbour can designate ONE Concurred Surveyor, typically within 10 days, who can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor ought to be independent as well as NOT the same surveyor the home owner may be utilizing for their very own jobs. Or else their neighbour is not likely to see the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor creates an "Honor" which information the works suggested and also a schedule of problem, including images, of the neighbour's home.
Surveyors' prices vary between ₤ 150.00 and also ₤ 200.00 per hour and also a party wall honor and also surveyor costs around ₤ 1000.00.
Some engineers are also able to function as surveyors.
iii) Each proprietor appoints their very own surveyor. Nonetheless, this is pricey for the house owner that is accountable for the prices of their neighbour's surveyor as well as their very own.

It is necessary that all these options available to the neighbour, are explained plainly in the notice.

Keeping excellent partnerships with your neighbours.

  • Before publishing a Party Wall notice with your neighbor's letterbox, which can appear challenging, have a pleasant conversation.
  • A common cup of tea cultivates good will as well as lessens anxieties. It is a chance to show illustrations and clarify the intended works. It is worthwhile including that an official notice will certainly be sent later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request the call information of your surveyor and/or building company for additional details as well as peace of mind.

Usual mistakes.

  • i) not supplying ample notice.
  • ii) not informing all the impacted neighbours. This includes the freeholder and also anyone with a leasehold much longer than a year. Neighbours on both sides may be influenced depending on the works if you live in a terraced home. A house owner living next to apartments, might require to serve notice on a variety of various individuals. Examine home ownership using the Land Windows registry.
  • iii) not defining the proposed work exactly sufficient or not consisting of enough info. Notices about excavations, for example, need to include complete architectural details.
  • iv) not making use of the requirement, or incorrect form of notice. The form of notice for excavating structures is various from a party wall.
    One structure task may need greater than one sort of notice offered on each impacted neighbor.


  • Two months and also someday later: constructing works can begin, presuming the party wall honor has actually been agreed.
  • One year and also eventually later: constructing works need to have started.

Party walls as well as structure work

Getting to a contract with your neighbors

When you have actually given notice your neighbor can:

  • give consent in creating
  • refuse authorization, which will certainly start the dispute resolution process
  • offer a counter notice asking for added works be done at the same time (they'll need to pay for these if they gain from the works).

Your neighbor needs to let you understand in composing within 2 week if they grant your notice, and you need to do the same with any type of counter notice. A counter notice needs to be served within a month of the very first notice.

Your neighbors need to respond to the notice. You can not presume that no action means they agree to the jobs.

If they don't respond to your notice within the provided time, the dispute resolution procedure will certainly additionally begin.

That spends for the job.

You need to spend for any type of building functions that you start on a party wall.

Since of problems or lack of fixing, your neighbour may have to fulfill a share of the cost if the work needs to be done. If they ask for added works to be done that will profit them, they will also require to pay.

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