Party Wall Surveys & Services In Newmarket

February 1, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Newmarket


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 kinds of work; changes to party structures (generally walls however might likewise be floors), the building and construction of brand-new walls at the border and excavation near surrounding residential or commercial properties.

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

  • Cutting beams in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Eliminating chimney breasts that are connected to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a new extension within 3m of a neighbouring or common structure
  • Underpinning a party wall to facilitate a cellar expansion

Where job drops within the range of the Act it is essential for a structure owner to serve notice as well as obtain the afflicted adjacent proprietor's authorization; if that permission is not forthcoming the parties are considered to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors must be selected to make sure that the dispute can be dealt with using a Party Wall Arrangement (technically called an 'Honor').

If both assigned surveyors fall short to agree upon any of the issues in dispute they can make a referral to a formerly picked Third Land surveyor.

At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 strong team of seasoned party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors and also professional party wall managers to help make certain that every little thing runs smoothly.

We cover the whole of the inner M25 location from our network of Newmarket offices so if you are intending on endeavor work that falls within the range of the Act or have gotten a notice educating you of proposed jobs that might affect your home you are extremely welcome to contact us for some recommendations.

Party Wall Surveys & Services In Newmarket

Like all our residential property surveys, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Studies are conducted by RICS registered surveyors and give an independent as well as impartial solution.
A Party Wall is a separating partition in between two residential or commercial properties, the owners of which have actually shared duty for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are certified to suggest you on a variety of Party Wall issues you might be experiencing regarding your property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Commonly, in the case of homes sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is hired to aid in the preparation and management of a Party Wall Award or Agreement, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting upon part of the Structure Owner or the Adjacent Owner, assess the nature of the Party Wall and its placement in relation to both specific buildings, and can offer impartial recommendations for either party in consideration of intended architectural adjustments or repair services required.

Do I Need A Party Wall Surveyor?

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

  • The construction of a brand-new wall at the border of 2 properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for example, removal of a chimney bust or insertion of a steel supporting beam of light).
  • Knocking down or rebuilding an existing Party Wall.
  • Tearing down or restoring a boundary wall under a Line of Junction Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of an adjoining property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices need to be offered for any kind of job being performed in relationship to a Party Wall.

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

As objective and independent RICS Surveyors, we routinely manage Party Wall matters in varying intricacy for both structure owners as well as adjoining owners.
In addition to being a managed firm of Chartered Surveyors, our expert Party Wall Surveyors are participants of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always advise you, as the structure proprietor, maintaining a positive and open partnership with your neighbour to discuss any building and construction plans prior to serving Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Who We Are

With our head office based in North Newmarket and more offices based in Central Newmarket 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 and RICS Accredited Mediators.

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What We Do

Our Surveyors are experts in Residential Surveying, we are experienced in a variety of Evaluating Solutions including Party Wall Agreements, Residential Or Commercial Property Valuations, Pre-purchase Studies, Residential Property Dispute Mediation and Border Disputes. We are experienced, professional and also available to help with your Evaluating issues.

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Exactly how We Do It

Below at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors as well as Structure Surveyors are not just competent however are also experienced, specialising in Party Wall Surveying and Residential Checking. With our industry-first customer portal, you can be sure to be kept up to date throughout the entire Surveying procedure.

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Do I need a party wall arrangement?

When do you need a party wall notice or party wall agreement (practically called a party wall award)? Our overview offers you all the solutions you require to get the appropriate consents to execute your structure works. And also, if you need one, how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall arrangement?

  • A party wall is the common wall, generally in between a balcony or semi-detached residence, and separates the houses of two different proprietors
  • It likewise includes yard walls developed over a border and excavations close to a neighbor's home (within three or 6 meters, depending on the depth of the new structures).
  • In the house, Party Wall Agreements are most frequently required for constructing jobs that include loft conversions, the insertion of moist proof training courses and the excavating of new structures (as would certainly be needed in developing an extension).

Acquiring authorization for party wall structure jobs.

  • Before party wall structure works can begin, the home owner (Structure Owner) needs a created Party Wall Contract from all affected neighbours (Adjacent Owners).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be selected to prepare a Party Wall Honor (the agreed document laying out just how the works ought to progress). Promptly discover certified local Party Wall Surveyors with our complimentary Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To begin this process, the homeowner has to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbours, in creating, regarding the planned party wall works.

Serving a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for complimentary, utilizing ideal standard types or by a party wall surveyor for a level fee. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbor to return as well as complete is normally included.

A property owner needs to provide two months composed notice on structure works which affect a party wall or border, 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 offered, the property owner has up to a year to begin job.

Gaining assent.

Once notice is offered, a neighbor has fourteen days to respond, after which, there are 3 feasible end results:

i) The neighbour gives acceptance in creating giving the property owner will rectify any kind of troubles.

  • In such simple cases, there is no demand to assign a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Honor.
  • The homeowner should take dated pictures of the party wall as well as ideally have agreed composed notes of any type of cracks, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be appointed to prepare a schedule and examine of condition to minimise the threat of disagreements later. This need to be done quickly before the job begins.

ii) If the neighbour dissents (or if they do not NOT respond within 14 days, in which instance, they are presumed to have dissented), a Party Wall Award is needed.

In this instance, both house owner and also neighbor can select ONE Concurred Surveyor, usually within ten days, that can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor must be independent as well as NOT the very same surveyor the house owner might be utilizing for their very own jobs. Otherwise their neighbor is not likely to view the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor generates an "Honor" which details the works recommended as well as a timetable of condition, including images, of the neighbor's residence.
Surveyors' prices range ₤ 150.00 as well as ₤ 200.00 per hr and also a party wall honor and also surveyor prices roughly ₤ 1000.00.
Some designers are also able to serve as surveyors.
iii) Each owner assigns their very own surveyor. However, this is pricey for the homeowner who is in charge of the costs of their neighbour's surveyor in addition to their own.

It is necessary that all these choices readily available to the neighbour, are clarified clearly in the notice.

Maintaining great connections with your neighbours.

  • Prior to uploading a Party Wall notice through your neighbour's letterbox, which can show up daunting, have a friendly chat first.
  • A shared cup of tea promotes good will and also lessens fears. It is a chance to reveal illustrations as well as describe the prepared works. It is worthwhile adding that an official notice will certainly be sent later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to ask for the get in touch with information of your surveyor and/or building firm for more details and also reassurance.

Usual errors.

  • i) not providing sufficient notice.
  • ii) not notifying all the impacted neighbors. This consists of the landlord as well as any individual with a leasehold much longer than a year. Neighbors on both sides might be influenced depending on the jobs if you live in a terraced home. A home owner living alongside flats, might require to serve notice on a variety of various people. Examine residential or commercial property possession using the Land Computer system registry.
  • iii) not defining the proposed work precisely enough or not including sufficient information. Notices about excavations, for example, need to include complete structural information.
  • iv) not making use of the criterion, or incorrect kind of notice. The form of notice for excavating structures is different from a party wall.
    One structure job may require greater than one sort of notice offered on each affected neighbour.


  • 2 months and also someday later: building jobs can start, assuming the party wall honor has been agreed.
  • One year and also one day later: constructing works have to have begun.

Party walls as well as structure work

Reaching an agreement with your neighbours

When you have actually notified your neighbor can:

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

Your neighbour must allow you recognize in creating within 2 week if they grant your notice, and also you must do the same with any kind of counter notice. A counter notice should be offered within a month of the very first notice.

Your neighbours require to react to the notice. You can not presume that no feedback implies they accept the works.

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

That pays for the work.

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

Your neighbor may need to meet a share of the cost if the job requires to be done because of defects or lack of repair service. If they ask for additional works to be done that will certainly profit them, they will certainly additionally require to pay.

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