Party Wall Surveys & Services In Stone

June 4, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Stone


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 3 distinctive kinds of job; changes to party frameworks (generally walls but might also be floors), the building and construction of new walls at the border and also excavation close to neighboring properties.

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

  • Cutting beams in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Getting rid of chimney busts that are connected to a party wall
  • Digging deep into for the structures to a brand-new expansion within 3m of a adjoining or common structure
  • Underpinning a party wall to help with a basement extension

Where job drops within the range of the Act it is required for a building owner to serve notice as well as acquire the damaged adjoining proprietor's approval; if that authorization is not forthcoming the celebrations are considered to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors should be designated so that the dispute can be dealt with using a Party Wall Contract (practically called an 'Award').

If the two designated surveyors stop working to set any of the problems in dispute they can make a recommendation to a previously selected Third Surveyor.

At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 solid team of experienced party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors as well as expert party wall managers to help guarantee that everything runs smoothly.

We cover the entire of the inner M25 location from our network of Stone offices so if you are planning on task job that falls within the scope of the Act or have actually obtained a notice informing you of proposed works that might impact your building you are really welcome to call us for some advice.

Party Wall Studies & Solutions In Stone

Like all our property studies, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Surveys are performed by RICS registered surveyors as well as provide an independent and also unbiased solution.
A Party Wall is a splitting partition in between two residential or commercial properties, the proprietors of which have actually shared responsibility for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are qualified to encourage you on a series of Party Wall problems you might be experiencing regarding your home.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Generally, in the case of residential or commercial properties sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to aid in the prep work as well as management of a Party Wall Honor or Arrangement, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting upon behalf of the Building Owner or the Adjacent Owner, analyze the nature of the Party Wall and also its position in regard to both individual residential or commercial properties, and also can provide unbiased recommendations for either party in consideration of intended architectural modifications or repairs 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 building and construction of a brand-new wall at the border of two residential properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for example, elimination of a smokeshaft breast or insertion of a steel supporting beam of light).
  • Tearing down or reconstructing an existing Party Wall.
  • Knocking down or reconstructing a limit wall under a Line of Junction Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of a neighbouring home's structures.

Party Wall Notices must be offered for any kind of job being done in relation to a Party Wall.

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

As independent and also objective RICS Surveyors, we frequently deal with Party Wall matters in varying complexity for both building owners and adjacent owners.
As well as being a managed firm of Chartered Surveyors, our expert Party Wall Surveyors are members of both the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We constantly suggest you, as the structure owner, maintaining an open as well as positive partnership with your neighbour to discuss any construction prepares before serving Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Who We Are

With our head workplace based in North Stone and further workplaces based in Central Stone and Surrey, we have actually experienced RICS Chartered Surveyors, Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Participants of the Chartered Institute of Structure, RICS Registered Valuers and also RICS Accredited Mediators.

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What We Do

Our Surveyors specialise in Residential Surveying, we are experienced in a variety of Surveying Provider consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Building Valuations, Pre-purchase Studies, Property Dispute Arbitration and Boundary Disputes. We are seasoned, competent and also available to assist 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 Building Surveyors are not only competent however are also experienced, specialising in Party Wall Evaluating as well as Residential Evaluating. Through our industry-first client site, you can be sure to be kept up to day throughout the entire Checking procedure.

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Do I need a party wall arrangement?

When do you need a party wall notice or party wall contract (practically called a party wall award)? Our overview provides you all the responses you require to acquire the correct permissions to execute your structure works. As well as, if you require one, exactly how to discover a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall arrangement?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, generally in between a terrace or semi-detached residence, and splits the houses of two different proprietors
  • It also includes yard walls built over a border and excavations near to a neighbour's building (within 3 or six meters, relying on the deepness of the brand-new foundations).
  • In the residence, Party Wall Agreements are most frequently needed for developing jobs that include loft space conversions, the insertion of damp evidence courses and the excavating of new structures (as would be required in developing an expansion).

Acquiring consent for party wall structure jobs.

  • Prior to party wall structure works can start, the house owner (Structure Proprietor) requires a written Party Wall Agreement from all affected neighbors (Adjoining Owners).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be selected to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed record laying out exactly how the jobs must advance). Immediately find professional regional Party Wall Surveyors with our totally free Party Wall Surveyor solution.
  • To start this process, the home owner needs to serve a Party Wall Notice on their neighbours, in composing, concerning the prepared party wall works.

Offering a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be done for free, using suitable conventional kinds or by a party wall surveyor for a level fee. A letter of recognition for the neighbor to return and finish is generally consisted of.

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

Preparation permission is not required to offer a Party Wall notice, and also as soon as notice has actually been offered, the property owner has up to a year to start work.

Getting acceptance.

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

i) The neighbor offers assent in writing giving the homeowner will put right any issues.

  • In such uncomplicated instances, there is no requirement to designate a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Award.
  • The homeowner should take outdated images of the party wall and also ideally have concurred composed notes of any fractures, with copies for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be appointed to prepare a timetable and evaluate of condition to minimise the danger of disputes later on. This need to be done shortly before the work starts.

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

In this situation, both property owner as well as neighbour can select ONE Agreed Surveyor, normally within ten days, who can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor ought to be independent and also NOT the exact same surveyor the house owner may be using for their own works. Or else their neighbor is unlikely to view the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor generates an "Honor" which information the works suggested and also a routine of condition, including pictures, of the neighbour's house.
Surveyors' rates range ₤ 150.00 as well as ₤ 200.00 per hour and a party wall award and also surveyor costs approximately ₤ 1000.00.
Some designers are also able to act as surveyors.
iii) Each proprietor assigns their very own surveyor. Nonetheless, this is costly for the homeowner that is accountable for the prices of their neighbor's surveyor in addition to their very own.

It is essential that all these alternatives available to the neighbour, are explained plainly in the notice.

Maintaining great relationships with your neighbours.

  • Before posting a Party Wall notice with your neighbor's letterbox, which can show up intimidating, have a friendly chat.
  • A common favorite cultivates goodwill and also lessens worries. It is an opportunity to show sketches and also clarify the intended jobs. It is worthwhile adding that a formal notice will be sent later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbor to ask for the get in touch with details of your surveyor and/or structure company for additional info and also reassurance.

Common mistakes.

  • i) not giving ample notice.
  • ii) not informing all the influenced neighbours. This consists of the landlord and anybody with a leasehold much longer than a year. If you live in a terraced house, neighbours on both sides may be affected depending on the jobs. A house owner living alongside flats, might require to serve notice on a number of various people. Examine residential or commercial property ownership by means of the Land Computer registry.
  • iii) not explaining the proposed work specifically enough or not including adequate information. Notifications about excavations, for instance, require to include complete structural details.
  • iv) not utilizing the criterion, or wrong kind of notice. The kind of notice for excavating foundations is various from a party wall.
    One building project may need greater than one sort of notice offered on each impacted neighbor.


  • Two months and someday later: developing works can start, thinking the party wall honor has been concurred.
  • One year and also someday later on: constructing jobs must have started.

Party walls as well as structure work

Reaching a contract with your neighbours

Once you've given notice your neighbour can:

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

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

Your neighbours need to reply to the notice. You can not presume that no response means they agree to the jobs.

The dispute resolution process will certainly additionally start if they do not react to your notice within the provided time.

Who spends for the job.

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

Since of defects or lack of fixing, your neighbor might have to fulfill a share of the price if the job requires to be done. If they ask for additional jobs to be done that will benefit them, they will likewise need to pay.

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