Party Wall Surveys & Services In Penzance

April 23, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Penzance


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 unique kinds of job; alterations to party structures (typically walls however may additionally be floorings), the building and construction of new walls at the limit and also excavation near bordering residential or commercial properties.

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

  • Cutting light beams in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Removing chimney busts that are affixed to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a new extension within 3m of a adjoining or shared framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to help with a basement expansion

Where work falls within the range of the Act it is essential for a building proprietor to serve notice as well as obtain the afflicted adjacent owner's authorization; if that authorization is not forthcoming the parties are regarded to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors need to be designated so that the dispute can be resolved by way of a Party Wall Arrangement (technically called an 'Honor').

, if the two assigned surveyors stop working to agree upon any of the problems in dispute they can make a reference to a previously picked Third Surveyor.


At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 strong group of knowledgeable party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors as well as professional party wall administrators to aid ensure that whatever runs efficiently.

We cover the whole of the internal M25 area from our network of Penzance offices so if you are intending on undertaking job that drops within the extent of the Act or have actually received a notice educating you of suggested works that might influence your residential property you are extremely welcome to call us for some guidance.

Party Wall Studies & Provider In Penzance

Like all our home surveys, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Surveys are performed by RICS registered surveyors and also offer an independent as well as unbiased solution.
A Party Wall is a splitting partition between two residential properties, the proprietors of which have shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are qualified to advise you on a variety of Party Wall issues you might be experiencing concerning your building.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Usually, when it comes to properties sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to assist in the prep work and also administration of a Party Wall Award or Arrangement, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting upon behalf of the Building Owner or the Adjacent Owner, evaluate the nature of the Party Wall and its placement in regard to both specific properties, and can offer objective advice for either party in consideration of intended architectural adjustments or repair services needed.

Do I Required A Party Wall Surveyor?

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

  • The building of a brand-new wall at the border of 2 residential or commercial properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for instance, elimination of a chimney breast or insertion of a steel sustaining beam of light).
  • Tearing down or reconstructing an existing Party Wall.
  • Tearing down or restoring a boundary wall under a Line of Junction Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of a neighbouring building's structures.

Party Wall Notices should be served for any work being performed in relationship to a Party Wall.

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

As independent as well as objective RICS Surveyors, we consistently take care of Party Wall matters in varying intricacy for both structure owners and also adjacent proprietors.
In addition to being a controlled company of Chartered Surveyors, our expert Party Wall Surveyors are participants of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors and Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always advise you, as the building proprietor, keeping an open and positive partnership with your neighbour to talk over any construction prepares prior to serving Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Who We Are

With our head workplace based in North Penzance and also further workplaces based in Central Penzance as well as Surrey, we have experienced RICS Chartered Surveyors, Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Members 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 Surveying, we are experienced in a range of Evaluating Services consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Building Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Residential Or Commercial Property Dispute Mediation as well as Limit Disputes. We are skilled, professional and handy to aid with your Evaluating matters.

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How We Do It

Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors as well as Building Surveyors are not only competent but are also experienced, specialising in Party Wall Surveying as well as Residential Checking. Through our industry-first customer site, you can be certain to be maintained to date throughout the whole Checking procedure.

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Do I require a party wall arrangement?

When do you require a party wall notice or party wall arrangement (practically called a party wall award)? Our overview gives you all the solutions you require to obtain the correct permissions to carry out your structure jobs. As well as, if you require one, how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall agreement?

  • A party wall is the common wall, typically in between a balcony or semi-detached home, and splits the residences of 2 different proprietors
  • It also consists of yard walls built over a border and excavations near to a neighbour's residential or commercial property (within three or six meters, relying on the depth of the brand-new structures).
  • In the residence, Party Wall Agreements are most frequently needed for constructing jobs that entail loft conversions, the insertion of wet evidence courses and the digging of new foundations (as would certainly be called for in developing an extension).

Getting authorization for party wall building works.

  • Prior to party wall building jobs can begin, the home owner (Building Owner) requires a created Party Wall Contract from all influenced neighbors (Adjoining Proprietors).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be assigned to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed paper laying out just how the works need to proceed). Quickly find competent neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our totally free Party Wall Surveyor solution.
  • To begin this procedure, the home owner needs to serve a Party Wall Notice on their neighbors, in writing, concerning the prepared party wall functions.

Serving a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for cost-free, making use of appropriate common types or by a party wall surveyor for a flat fee. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbour to complete and return is generally included.

A homeowner needs to offer two months composed notice on building jobs which influence a party wall or limit, or one month's notice for excavations.

Planning permission is not required to serve a Party Wall notice, as well as once notice has actually been served, the house owner has up to a year to begin job.

Acquiring assent.

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

i) The neighbor gives acceptance in writing giving the property owner will rectify any type of issues.

  • In such uncomplicated cases, there is no requirement to select a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Honor.
  • The home owner ought to take outdated images of the party wall and also ideally have actually concurred written notes of any type of fractures, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be designated to prepare a timetable and also analyze of condition to reduce the danger of disagreements later. This ought to be done quickly before the work starts.

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

In this case, both property owner and also neighbor can appoint ONE Agreed Surveyor, generally within 10 days, who can act impartially for both.
The concurred surveyor should be independent and also NOT the very same surveyor the house owner could be making use of for their own works. Otherwise their neighbour is unlikely to see the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor creates an "Award" which information the works suggested and also a timetable of problem, consisting of images, of the neighbour's home.
Surveyors' rates range ₤ 150.00 and ₤ 200.00 per hr and also a party wall honor and surveyor prices about ₤ 1000.00.
Some engineers are likewise able to serve as surveyors.
iii) Each proprietor appoints their own surveyor. Nevertheless, this is pricey for the property owner who is in charge of the costs of their neighbor's surveyor as well as their very own.

It is essential that all these options offered to the neighbour, are discussed clearly in the notice.

Keeping good relationships with your neighbors.

  • Before publishing a Party Wall notice via your neighbor's letterbox, which can show up intimidating, have a pleasant conversation.
  • A common favorite fosters goodwill and also lessens anxieties. It is an opportunity to reveal sketches and also explain the planned works. It is worthwhile adding that an official notice will be sent later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request the contact details of your surveyor and/or structure business for further information and also peace of mind.

Usual blunders.

  • i) not giving ample notice.
  • ii) not informing all the influenced neighbors. This includes the proprietor and any person with a leasehold longer than a year. Neighbors on both sides might be impacted depending on the works if you live in a terraced house. A house owner living alongside apartments, may require to serve notice on a number of various individuals. Inspect residential or commercial property possession via the Land Pc registry.
  • iii) not defining the recommended work exactly sufficient or not including adequate info. Notices regarding excavations, as an example, require to consist of complete structural information.
  • iv) not utilizing the standard, or wrong form of notice. The form of notice for excavating structures is various from a party wall.
    One building task might require more than one sort of notice offered on each influenced neighbour.


  • Two months and one day later on: constructing jobs can begin, thinking the party wall award has actually been concurred.
  • One year and also someday later on: building jobs must have started.

Party walls and building work

Reaching an arrangement with your neighbors

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

  • give authorization in composing
  • refuse authorization, which will certainly begin the dispute resolution procedure
  • If they benefit from the jobs), serve a counter notice requesting extra works be done at the very same time (they'll have to pay for these.

Your neighbor needs to allow you know in writing within 2 week if they consent to your notice, and you need to do the same with any counter notice. A counter notice must be served within a month of the very first notice.

Your neighbours need to reply to the notice. You can't assume that no feedback indicates they agree to the works.

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

That spends for the work.

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

Your neighbour may need to fulfill a share of the cost if the work needs to be done because of flaws or absence of repair service. If they ask for extra works to be done that will certainly benefit them, they will certainly additionally need to pay.

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