Party Wall Surveys & Services In Haverfordwest

October 5, 2020
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Haverfordwest


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 distinctive sorts of job; modifications to party frameworks (generally walls but may likewise be floors), the building and construction of brand-new walls at the boundary as well as excavation near to neighboring residential or commercial properties.

These are some typical examples of job that is likely to be covered by the Act:

  • Reducing beam of lights in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Removing chimney breasts that are attached to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a brand-new expansion within 3m of a shared or adjoining structure
  • Underpinning a party wall to facilitate a basement extension

Where job falls within the range of the Act it is essential for a structure owner to serve notice and also acquire the affected adjacent owner's permission; if that consent is not forthcoming the parties are deemed to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors need to be appointed to make sure that the dispute can be resolved using a Party Wall Agreement (practically called an 'Honor').

, if the 2 appointed surveyors stop working to concur upon any of the problems in dispute they can make a referral to a previously picked 3rd Property surveyor.


At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 solid group of skilled party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors and specialist party wall managers to help make certain that whatever runs smoothly.

We cover the entire of the internal M25 area from our network of Haverfordwest offices so if you are intending on endeavor work that falls within the range of the Act or have actually received a notice notifying you of suggested works that might influence your property you are very welcome to contact us for some advice.

Party Wall Surveys & Solutions In Haverfordwest

Like all our property studies, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Surveys are performed by RICS registered surveyors and also provide an independent and unbiased service.
A Party Wall is a splitting partition between 2 residential or commercial properties, the proprietors of which have shared duty for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are qualified to recommend you on a series of Party Wall concerns you might be experiencing concerning your home.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Usually, when it comes to residential properties sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is hired to assist in the preparation and administration of a Party Wall Award or Contract, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting on behalf of the Building Owner or the Adjacent Owner, assess the nature of the Party Wall as well as its placement in relation to both specific residential or commercial properties, and also can provide impartial guidance for either party in factor to consider of planned architectural modifications or repairs required.

Do I Need A Party Wall Surveyor?

You might require the advice of our Party Wall Surveyors if you are preparing any one of the following:

  • The construction of a brand-new wall at the boundary of two residential or commercial properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (as an example, elimination of a chimney breast or insertion of a steel supporting light beam).
  • Tearing down or rebuilding an existing Party Wall.
  • Knocking down or rebuilding a border wall under a Line of Joint Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of an adjoining residential or commercial property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices must be offered for any work being done in connection to a Party Wall.

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

As impartial and also independent RICS Surveyors, we routinely take care of Party Wall matters in differing intricacy for both building owners as well as adjacent owners.
In addition to being a regulated company of Chartered Surveyors, our professional Party Wall Surveyors are participants of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors and also Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We constantly suggest you, as the building owner, maintaining an open and favorable connection with your neighbour to discuss any construction prepares prior to offering Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

That We Are

With our head office based in North Haverfordwest and also more workplaces based in Central Haverfordwest and also Surrey, we have actually experienced RICS Chartered Surveyors, Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Members of the Chartered Institute of Structure, RICS Registered Valuers and also RICS Accredited Mediators.

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What We Do

Our Surveyors specialise in Residential Checking, we are experienced in a series of Evaluating Solutions consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Building Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Residential Or Commercial Property Dispute Mediation and also Boundary Disputes. We are seasoned, professional as well as accessible to help with your Evaluating matters.

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Just how We Do It

Right Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors and Structure Surveyors are not only professional however are additionally experienced, being experts in Party Wall Surveying and Residential Checking. Via our industry-first customer portal, you can be sure to be maintained to date throughout the whole Surveying procedure.

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Do I need a party wall arrangement?

When do you need a party wall notice or party wall arrangement (practically called a party wall honor)? Our overview provides you all the answers you require to obtain the right authorizations to carry out your building jobs. And also, if you require one, exactly how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I need a party wall contract?

  • A party wall is the common wall, usually between a balcony or semi-detached home, and also divides the residences of two separate proprietors
  • It likewise includes yard walls constructed over a boundary as well as excavations close to a neighbor's property (within 3 or six meters, depending upon the depth of the brand-new foundations).
  • In the house, Party Wall Agreements are most generally needed for constructing works that include loft conversions, the insertion of damp proof programs as well as the digging of new foundations (as would certainly be required in developing an expansion).

Obtaining consent for party wall building works.

  • Before party wall building works can begin, the homeowner (Building Owner) requires a created Party Wall Contract from all impacted neighbours (Adjacent Proprietors).
  • Or a surveyor has to be appointed to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed paper laying out exactly how the works need to progress). Instantly discover competent neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our cost-free Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To start this procedure, the home owner needs to serve a Party Wall Notice on their neighbors, in composing, about the intended party wall functions.

Offering a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for totally free, using proper basic types or by a party wall surveyor for a flat charge. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbor to complete and return is normally included.

A home owner has to give 2 months written notice on building works which affect a party wall or limit, or one month's notice for excavations.

Preparation consent is not required to offer a Party Wall notice, as well as as soon as notice has actually been served, the property owner has up to a year to begin work.

Gaining acceptance.

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

i) The neighbour provides assent in composing supplying the house owner will rectify any issues.

  • In such uncomplicated instances, there is no requirement to select a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Award.
  • The home owner must take outdated photos of the party wall as well as preferably have actually agreed written notes of any kind of fractures, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be designated to assess and prepare a schedule of condition to minimise the risk of conflicts later on. This must be done shortly prior to the job begins.

ii) If the neighbour dissents (or if they do not NOT respond within 2 week, in which situation, they are assumed to have dissented), a Party Wall Award is required.

In this case, both homeowner as well as neighbor can assign ONE Agreed Surveyor, generally within 10 days, who can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor needs to be independent and NOT the very same surveyor the homeowner could be using for their own works. Or else their neighbor is not likely to watch the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor generates an "Award" which details the works proposed and a timetable of problem, consisting of images, of the neighbor's residence.
Surveyors' prices vary between ₤ 150.00 as well as ₤ 200.00 per hour and a party wall honor as well as surveyor costs around ₤ 1000.00.
Some engineers are likewise able to function as surveyors.
iii) Each owner selects their very own surveyor. This is pricey for the property owner that is liable for the expenses of their neighbor's surveyor as well as their very own.

It is essential that all these options readily available to the neighbor, are explained clearly in the notice.

Keeping good relationships with your neighbors.

  • Prior to publishing a Party Wall notice with your neighbour's letterbox, which can show up challenging, have a friendly conversation.
  • A common cup of tea fosters goodwill as well as abates anxieties. It is a possibility to reveal sketches and explain the intended works. It is worthwhile adding that an official notice will be sent out later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbor to request the get in touch with details of your surveyor and/or structure firm for additional details and confidence.

Usual errors.

  • i) not supplying appropriate notice.
  • If you live in a terraced house, neighbours on both sides may be influenced depending on the jobs. A house owner living following to flats, may need to serve notice on a number of various individuals.
  • iii) not explaining the recommended work exactly enough or not consisting of adequate information. Notifications about excavations, as an example, need to include complete structural details.
  • iv) not making use of the standard, or incorrect kind of notice. The type of notice for digging deep into structures is various from a party wall.
    One building job might need more than one sort of notice offered on each influenced neighbor.


  • 2 months as well as one day later on: constructing works can start, assuming the party wall award has been agreed.
  • One year as well as someday later: constructing works need to have begun.

Party walls as well as structure work

Getting to a contract with your neighbours

As soon as you have actually given notice your neighbour can:

  • provide consent in composing
  • refuse permission, which will start the dispute resolution process
  • serve a counter notice requesting added works be done at the same time (they'll have to pay for these if they benefit from the works).

Your neighbor should allow you understand in composing within 14 days if they consent to your notice, and also you should do the exact same with any kind of counter notice. A counter notice must be served within a month of the first notice.

Your neighbours need to reply to the notice. You can't presume that no feedback indicates they consent to the jobs.

If they do not react to your notice within the offered time, the dispute resolution process will certainly additionally begin.

That pays for the work.

You require to pay for any kind of structure functions that you start on a party wall.

Due to the fact that of issues or absence of repair service, your neighbour might have to satisfy a share of the price if the work requires to be done. If they ask for extra works to be done that will profit them, they will certainly likewise require to pay.

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