Party Wall Surveys & Services In Penrith

April 21, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Penrith


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 kinds of job; changes to party frameworks (generally walls yet may likewise be floors), the construction of brand-new walls at the boundary and excavation close to neighboring homes.

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

  • Cutting beam of lights in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Eliminating smokeshaft busts that are affixed to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a brand-new extension within 3m of a shared or neighbouring framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to promote a cellar expansion

Where work falls within the extent of the Act it is required for a structure owner to serve notice and also get the affected adjoining owner's permission; if that approval is not forthcoming the celebrations are considered to be 'in dispute' under the Act and surveyors must be selected to make sure that the dispute can be fixed by way of a Party Wall Contract (technically called an 'Honor').

If both designated surveyors fall short to agree upon any one of the concerns in dispute they can make a recommendation to a previously chosen 3rd Land surveyor.

At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 solid group of knowledgeable party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors as well as expert party wall managers to aid make sure that everything runs efficiently.

We cover the whole of the inner M25 location from our network of Penrith workplaces so if you are planning on undertaking work that drops within the range of the Act or have actually gotten a notice educating you of recommended works that may affect your residential property you are really welcome to call us for some guidance.

Party Wall Surveys & Provider In Penrith

Like all our home studies, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Studies are performed by RICS registered surveyors as well as give an independent and neutral solution.
A Party Wall is a dividing partition in between two homes, the owners of which have actually shared responsibility for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are qualified to encourage you on a variety of Party Wall problems you may be experiencing concerning your property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Generally, when it comes to buildings sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to aid in the prep work and also administration of a Party Wall Honor or Arrangement, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting on behalf of the Structure Owner or the Adjacent Owner, analyze the nature of the Party Wall and its placement in regard to both individual homes, and also can offer neutral advice for either party in consideration of prepared structural changes or repairs needed.

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 building and construction of a brand-new wall at the border of two residential or commercial properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (as an example, elimination of a smokeshaft breast or insertion of a steel sustaining light beam).
  • Tearing down or restoring 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 property's structures.

Party Wall Notices must be served for any job being done in relationship to a Party Wall.

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

As objective as well as independent RICS Surveyors, we consistently take care of Party Wall matters in differing complexity for both building proprietors as well as adjoining owners.
As being a regulated company of Chartered Surveyors, our professional Party Wall Surveyors are participants of both the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and also Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always recommend you, as the building owner, maintaining an open as well as favorable connection with your neighbor to discuss any type of construction prepares before offering Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Who We Are

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

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What We Do

Our Surveyors specialise in Residential Surveying, we are experienced in a range of Surveying Services including Party Wall Agreements, Residential Or Commercial Property Valuations, Pre-purchase Studies, Building Dispute Arbitration and Boundary Disputes. We are seasoned, professional as well as handy to help with your Evaluating issues.

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How We Do It

Right Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors as well as Structure Surveyors are not only professional yet are likewise experienced, specialising in Party Wall Evaluating and Residential Surveying. Via our industry-first customer portal, you can be certain to be maintained to date throughout the entire Surveying process.

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Do I need a party wall agreement?

When do you require a party wall notice or party wall agreement (practically called a party wall honor)? Our overview provides you all the answers you need to acquire the correct authorizations to carry out your structure works. And, if you require one, just how to discover a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall agreement?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, normally in between a balcony or semi-detached house, and separates the homes of two separate owners
  • It likewise consists of yard walls built over a border as well as excavations near a neighbor's home (within 3 or 6 meters, depending on the depth of the new structures).
  • In the house, Party Wall Agreements are most frequently required for developing works that involve loft space conversions, the insertion of moist proof programs and also the excavating of brand-new structures (as would be needed in developing an extension).

Getting permission for party wall building jobs.

  • Prior to party wall building works can begin, the homeowner (Structure Proprietor) requires a composed Party Wall Agreement from all influenced neighbors (Adjoining Owners).
  • Or a surveyor has to be designated to prepare a Party Wall Honor (the agreed paper laying out just how the works ought to advance). Immediately find competent neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our totally free Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To begin this process, the homeowner needs to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbors, in composing, concerning the prepared party wall functions.

Offering a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for complimentary, utilizing appropriate conventional kinds or by a party wall surveyor for a level cost. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbour to complete and return is generally included.

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

Preparation permission is not required to offer a Party Wall notice, as well as once notice has been served, the home owner has up to a year to start work.

Getting acceptance.

As soon as notice is offered, a neighbor has fourteen days to react, after which, there are three possible results:

i) The neighbor offers acceptance in creating giving the property owner will certainly put right any kind of troubles.

  • In such straightforward cases, there is no need to appoint a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Award.
  • The homeowner needs to take outdated pictures of the party wall and also preferably have concurred composed notes of any type of splits, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be appointed to prepare a schedule and also examine of problem to minimise the threat of disagreements later. This ought to be done quickly prior to the work begins.

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

In this case, both house owner and neighbour can designate ONE Concurred Surveyor, usually within ten days, who can act impartially for both.
The concurred surveyor must be independent as well as NOT the exact same surveyor the homeowner may be making use of for their own jobs. Or else their neighbor is not likely to check out the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor generates an "Award" which details the jobs suggested and also a schedule of problem, including pictures, of the neighbour's residence.
Surveyors' prices range ₤ 150.00 and also ₤ 200.00 per hr as well as a party wall award as well as surveyor costs approximately ₤ 1000.00.
Some architects are additionally able to function as surveyors.
iii) Each owner selects their very own surveyor. This is pricey for the home owner who is responsible for the expenses of their neighbor's surveyor as well as their very own.

It is essential that all these choices offered to the neighbour, are clarified plainly in the notice.

Preserving excellent connections with your neighbours.

  • Before publishing a Party Wall notice with your neighbour's letterbox, which can appear daunting, have a friendly chat initially.
  • A common favorite fosters goodwill and abates concerns. It is an opportunity to show illustrations and also clarify the prepared jobs. It is worthwhile including that a formal notice will be sent out later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request for the call information of your surveyor and/or building firm for additional info as well as reassurance.

Typical blunders.

  • i) not supplying ample notice.
  • ii) not informing all the impacted neighbours. This consists of the proprietor and any person with a leasehold longer than a year. If you stay in a terraced residence, neighbors on both sides might be influenced relying on the jobs. A homeowner living alongside apartments, might require to serve notice on a number of different people. Check building possession via the Land Computer registry.
  • iii) not describing the proposed job specifically sufficient or otherwise consisting of enough info. Notices concerning excavations, for instance, require to include complete structural information.
  • iv) not making use of the criterion, or incorrect form of notice. The type of notice for excavating foundations is various from a party wall.
    One building project may require more than one kind of notice served on each affected neighbour.


  • 2 months as well as one day later on: developing jobs can start, presuming the party wall award has been concurred.
  • One year and also someday later on: building works have to have started.

Party walls as well as building job

Getting to an agreement with your neighbours

When you have actually notified your neighbor can:

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

Your neighbour should let you know in composing within 14 days if they grant your notice, and you must do the very same with any kind of counter notice. A counter notice must be served within a month of the first notice.

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

The dispute resolution process will certainly likewise start if they don't respond to your notice within the offered time.

That pays for the work.

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

Due to the fact that of problems or lack of fixing, your neighbor might have to satisfy a share of the price if the work needs to be done. They will additionally require to pay if they request for extra works to be done that will certainly benefit them.

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