What with the Party Wall and everything. The Act of 1996 governs three distinct types of work: alterations to party structures (often walls but sometimes also floorings), new wall construction at the border, and excavation near adjoining properties.
Some examples of work that is probably protected by the Act include the following:
Where work falls within the Act's scope, the building owner must give notice and also get the consent of the affected adjacent owner; if consent is not given, the parties are considered to be "in dispute" under the Act, and also surveyors must be appointed so that the dispute can be settled using a Party Wall Contract (technically called a "Award").
In the event that the two appointed surveyors are unable to reach an agreement on the disputed issues, they may refer the matter to a Third Party surveyor who was selected in advance.
At Party Wall Solutions in Romsey, we have a crack team of 12 people that work together to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. This includes knowledgeable party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors, and skilled party wall managers.
From our hub in Romsey, we serve the entire inner M25 area, so if you're planning any kind of project that falls within the Act's purview or if you've received a notice about proposed works that might affect your property, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Party Wall Solutions is a home inspection service we offer. Party Wall Surveys are carried out by qualified, impartial third parties such as RICS-registered surveyors.
There is a dividing wall between two houses, and the owners of both houses have agreed to split the cost of building and maintaining the wall. If you have any Party Wall issues with your home, our Party Wall Surveyors in Romsey will be able to help you.
A Party Wall Surveyor is typically enlisted to aid in the preparation and administration of a Party Wall Honor or Contract in the event that two or more properties share a common wall, as required by the Party Wall Act of 1996.
Surveyors from Party Wall Solutions in Romsey can investigate the Party Wall and its location in relation to both private residences on behalf of the Building Owner or the Adjacent Property Owner, and then make objective recommendations to either party regarding any proposed alterations or repairs.
If you're working on any of the following and think you might need the input of our Party Wall Surveyors in Romsey, don't hesitate to contact us.
Any work that involves a Party Wall must be accompanied by a Party Wall Notice.
You may be wondering why you need to hire Party Wall Solutions in Romsey as your party wall surveyors.
As impartial and unbiased RICS Surveyors, we often handle Party Wall situations of varying complexity for building owners and adjacent owners.
We are a Chartered Surveying firm, and our Party Wall Surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and the Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We advise building owners to establish an amicable and open relationship with their neighbours so that any construction plans can be discussed in advance of the service of Party Wall Notices.
When is a party wall agreement (also known as a party wall honour) or a party wall notice (also known as a party wall notice) required? We provide you with all the information you need to successfully obtain all necessary permits for your construction projects. And where to locate a party wall surveyor if you ever need one.
Using ideal standard forms is free, but a party wall surveyor will charge a set cost. As a standard, a letter of commendation for the recipient to fill out and return is included.
Two months' written notice is required for construction projects that will affect a party wall or boundary, while one month's notice is required for excavations.
A Party Wall notice can be served without the need for prior approval of the proposed construction, and once served, the homeowner has up to a year to start the project.
When a neighbour is given notice, they have fourteen days to respond, after which one of three things can happen:
i) The neighbour gives acceptance in writing providing the homeowner will put right any type of troubles.
ii) A Party Wall Honor is required if the neighbour objects (or if they do not answer within 14 days, in which case they are considered to have objected).
Within 10 days, the homeowner and neighbour may usually agree on appointing a single surveyor who will be neutral in the case.
The agreed-upon surveyor must be both impartial and distinct from any surveyor the owner may already be working with. If not, their next-door neighbour is unlikely to see the surveyor as unbiased.
In a "Honor," the Agreed Surveyor details the suggested repairs and includes a schedule showing the neighbor's home's condition over time, complete with photos.
A party wall award and surveyor would set you back roughly £1000.00. Hourly rates for surveyors range from £150.00 to £200.00.
Certain engineers also have the skills necessary to carry out the role of surveyor.
iii) Each property owner chooses a surveyor on their own. However, this can get expensive for the homeowner who must pay for both their own surveyor's fees and those of their neighbour.
If the neighbour has other options, it is crucial that they are spelled out in the notification.
After two months and sometime, construction can begin if the party wall award has been reached an agreement.
After a year and a day, construction should have began.
After receiving such a notification, your neighbour is entitled to:
If your neighbour agrees to your request for a 14-day extension, they must inform you in writing within that time frame. There is a 30-day window after the initial notice is given for a counter notice to be delivered.
The notice calls for a response from your neighbours. Silence on their part is not necessarily indicative of their approval of the works.
You can start the resolution process if they don't react to your notice within the specified time frame.
Any kind of construction work that you do on a party wall will need to be funded by you.