Party Wall Surveys & Services In March

September 28, 2020
Party Wall Surveys & Services In March


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


The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 covers 3 distinctive types of work; alterations to party frameworks (normally walls but might additionally be floors), the building of new walls at the limit and also excavation close to neighboring residential or commercial properties.

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

  • Cutting beam of lights in to a party wall as part of a loft conversion
  • Removing chimney breasts that are affixed to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a brand-new expansion within 3m of a common or adjoining structure
  • Underpinning a party wall to assist in a cellar extension

Where job drops within the scope of the Act it is needed for a structure proprietor to serve notice and also obtain the afflicted adjacent proprietor's approval; if that authorization is not forthcoming the parties are considered to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors must be appointed to make sure that the dispute can be resolved by way of a Party Wall Contract (practically called an 'Award').

, if the 2 designated surveyors stop working to agree upon any of the concerns in dispute they can make a recommendation to a formerly chosen 3rd Surveyor.


At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 solid group of seasoned party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors and expert party wall managers to aid ensure that everything runs efficiently.

We cover the whole of the inner M25 area from our network of March offices so if you are planning on task job that drops within the extent of the Act or have actually received a notice educating you of proposed jobs that might affect your home you are really welcome to call us for some guidance.

Party Wall Studies & Provider In March

Like all our home studies, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Studies are conducted by RICS signed up surveyors and also give an independent and impartial solution.
A Party Wall is a splitting partition between two homes, the owners of which have shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are certified to advise you on a range of Party Wall concerns you may be experiencing concerning your residential property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Usually, in the case of homes sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted 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 part of the Structure Proprietor or the Adjacent Proprietor, analyze the nature of the Party Wall as well as its position in relation to both private buildings, and also can provide objective guidance for either party in factor to consider of planned architectural modifications or repair work required.

Do I Need A Party Wall Surveyor?

You may require the recommendations of our Party Wall Surveyors if you are intending any one of the following:

  • The construction of a new wall at the boundary of two homes
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for example, elimination of a smokeshaft bust or insertion of a steel supporting beam).
  • Knocking down or restoring an existing Party Wall.
  • Knocking down or reconstructing a limit wall under a Line of Joint Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of an adjoining residential property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices have to be served for any kind of work being done in connection to a Party Wall.

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

As independent and objective RICS Surveyors, we routinely handle Party Wall matters in varying complexity for both structure proprietors as well as adjoining owners.
As well as being a managed company of Chartered Surveyors, our specialist Party Wall Surveyors are members of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We constantly recommend you, as the structure owner, keeping an open and positive connection with your neighbour to discuss any kind of building and construction plans before offering Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

That We Are

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

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What We Do

Our Surveyors specialise in Residential Checking, we are experienced in a series of Evaluating Services consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Building Valuations, Pre-purchase Studies, Residential Property Dispute Mediation and Boundary Disputes. We are knowledgeable, certified as well as on hand to help with your Surveying matters.

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Exactly how We Do It

Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors as well as Structure Surveyors are not just competent but are likewise experienced, specialising in Party Wall Surveying and also Residential Surveying. Through our industry-first customer website, you can be certain to be kept up to day throughout the whole Checking process.

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Do I require a party wall contract?

When do you require a party wall notice or party wall arrangement (technically called a party wall honor)? Our overview gives you all the responses you need to get the proper approvals to perform your building jobs. And also, if you need one, how to locate a party wall surveyor.

When do I need a party wall agreement?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, generally in between a balcony or semi-detached house, as well as divides the homes of 2 different owners
  • It likewise consists of yard walls constructed over a boundary and also excavations close to a neighbor's residential or commercial property (within three or six meters, depending upon the depth of the new foundations).
  • In the home, Party Wall Agreements are most typically needed for constructing works that include loft conversions, the insertion of moist proof courses and the excavating of brand-new structures (as would certainly be required in building an extension).

Obtaining consent for party wall structure works.

  • Before party wall building works can begin, the home owner (Building Proprietor) needs a written Party Wall Contract from all influenced neighbors (Adjacent Owners).
  • Or a surveyor has to be appointed to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed record laying out just how the works must advance). Promptly locate qualified neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our complimentary Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To start this process, the home owner needs to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbors, in creating, regarding the prepared party wall works.

Serving a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for cost-free, using appropriate common types or by a party wall surveyor for a flat fee. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbor to return as well as finish is typically consisted of.

A homeowner needs to provide 2 months created notice on structure jobs which impact a party wall or border, or one month's notice for excavations.

Planning approval is not required to serve a Party Wall notice, and when notice has been served, the house owner has up to a year to start work.

Acquiring assent.

When notice is offered, a neighbour has fourteen days to react, after which, there are 3 feasible end results:

i) The neighbor offers assent in creating offering the house owner will rectify any kind of troubles.

  • In such simple cases, there is no requirement to select a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Honor.
  • The home owner ought to take outdated photos of the party wall as well as preferably have actually concurred written notes of any kind of fractures, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be designated to evaluate and prepare a schedule of condition to minimise the risk of disagreements later on. This should be done quickly before the work starts.

ii) If the neighbor dissents (or if they do not NOT reply within 2 week, in which situation, they are thought to have dissented), a Party Wall Award is needed.

In this case, both home owner and also neighbor can appoint ONE Concurred Surveyor, generally within ten days, that can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor should be independent as well as NOT the very same surveyor the property owner could be utilizing for their own jobs. Or else their neighbor is unlikely to watch the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor creates an "Honor" which information the works proposed and a timetable of condition, consisting of pictures, of the neighbour's home.
Surveyors' prices vary between ₤ 150.00 and also ₤ 200.00 per hr as well as a party wall award and surveyor expenses approximately ₤ 1000.00.
Some architects are likewise able to work as surveyors.
iii) Each proprietor assigns their very own surveyor. However, this is pricey for the house owner who is responsible for the expenses of their neighbor's surveyor in addition to their own.

It is very important that all these options available to the neighbor, are described clearly in the notice.

Maintaining excellent partnerships with your neighbors.

  • Before uploading a Party Wall notice with your neighbor's letterbox, which can appear intimidating, have a friendly conversation.
  • A shared favorite cultivates goodwill as well as eases worries. It is a chance to show illustrations as well as describe the prepared jobs. It is worthwhile adding that an official notice will certainly be sent out later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request the get in touch with details of your surveyor and/or building business for additional info and confidence.

Typical errors.

  • i) not giving adequate notice.
  • If you live in a terraced home, neighbours on both sides might be affected depending on the works. A property owner living next to flats, may need to serve notice on a number of different individuals.
  • iii) not explaining the recommended job specifically enough or otherwise consisting of sufficient details. Notifications regarding excavations, as an example, require to consist of complete architectural information.
  • iv) not making use of the requirement, or incorrect form of notice. The form of notice for digging deep into foundations is various from a party wall.
    One structure job may require greater than one type of notice served on each influenced neighbour.


  • Two months as well as someday later: building jobs can start, thinking the party wall honor has actually been agreed.
  • One year and eventually later on: developing works must have begun.

Party walls and also building work

Getting to an arrangement with your neighbors

Once you have actually given notice your neighbor can:

  • offer authorization in writing
  • refuse permission, which will certainly begin the dispute resolution process
  • If they profit from the jobs), serve a counter notice asking for extra jobs be done at the exact same time (they'll have to pay for these.

Your neighbour must allow you know in composing within 14 days if they grant your notice, and you should do the exact same with any kind of counter notice. A counter notice should be offered within a month of the initial notice.

Your neighbors need to respond to the notice. You can't assume that no response indicates they consent to the works.

If they don't react to your notice within the given time, the dispute resolution procedure will certainly additionally start.

That spends for the job.

You require to spend for any structure functions that you start on a party wall.

Your neighbour might need to meet a share of the cost if the job needs to be done due to flaws or lack of fixing. They will likewise need to pay if they request additional works to be done that will profit them.

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