Party Wall Surveys & Services In Uckfield

November 26, 2020
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Uckfield


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 sorts of work; changes to party frameworks (generally walls but might likewise be floors), the building and construction of brand-new walls at the border as well as excavation near to bordering residential or commercial properties.

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

  • Reducing beams in to a party wall as part of a loft conversion
  • Eliminating chimney breasts that are attached to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a new expansion within 3m of a common or adjoining framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to promote a basement expansion

Where job falls within the scope of the Act it is essential for a structure owner to serve notice and obtain the afflicted adjoining proprietor's permission; if that permission is not forthcoming the celebrations are deemed to be 'in dispute' under the Act and also surveyors need to be appointed so that the dispute can be settled by way of a Party Wall Arrangement (practically called an 'Honor').

If both assigned surveyors fail to set any one of the concerns in dispute they can make a reference to a formerly chosen 3rd Land surveyor.

At Party Wall Solutions we have a 12 strong team of experienced party wall surveyors, assistant surveyors and also professional party wall administrators to help make certain that whatever runs smoothly.

We cover the whole of the inner M25 location from our network of Uckfield offices so if you are intending on undertaking work that drops within the scope of the Act or have gotten a notice notifying you of proposed jobs that might affect your property you are very welcome to contact us for some suggestions.

Party Wall Surveys & Services In Uckfield

Like all our building surveys, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Surveys are performed by RICS registered surveyors and provide an independent and unbiased service.
A Party Wall is a dividing partition between 2 properties, the proprietors of which have shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are certified to advise you on a variety of Party Wall concerns you might be experiencing concerning your property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Generally, in the case of buildings sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is called upon to aid in the preparation and management of a Party Wall Award or Contract, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting on part of the Building Proprietor or the Adjacent Owner, examine the nature of the Party Wall as well as its position in relation to both private homes, and can offer objective suggestions for either party in factor to consider of prepared architectural adjustments or fixings required.

Do I Need A Party Wall Surveyor?

You may need the recommendations of our Party Wall Surveyors if you are preparing any one of the following:

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

Party Wall Notices should be offered for any type of work being carried out in relation to a Party Wall.

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

As independent as well as impartial RICS Surveyors, we on a regular basis deal with Party Wall matters in varying intricacy for both building proprietors and adjoining proprietors.
Along with being a controlled company of Chartered Surveyors, our specialist Party Wall Surveyors are members of both the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always suggest you, as the building owner, maintaining a positive as well as open partnership with your neighbor to discuss any type of building intends prior to offering Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

That We Are

With our head workplace based in North Uckfield as well as further workplaces based in Central Uckfield as well as 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 as well as RICS Accredited Mediators.

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What We Do

Our Surveyors are experts in Residential Evaluating, we are experienced in a variety of Evaluating Solutions consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Residential Or Commercial Property Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Residential Property Dispute Arbitration and Boundary Disputes. We are skilled, certified and accessible to aid with your Checking issues.

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Just how We Do It

Below at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors and also Structure Surveyors are not only competent but are likewise experienced, specialising in Party Wall Checking and also Residential Checking. With our industry-first client website, you can be sure 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 contract (technically called a party wall award)? Our guide provides you all the responses you require to get the right approvals to execute your structure jobs. And also, if you require one, just how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I need a party wall contract?

  • A party wall is the common wall, generally in between a terrace or semi-detached home, as well as separates the homes of two separate proprietors
  • It likewise includes garden walls constructed over a border as well as excavations near to a neighbor's residential property (within three or six meters, relying on the depth of the new structures).
  • In the house, Party Wall Agreements are most generally needed for developing works that entail loft space conversions, the insertion of wet evidence courses as well as the excavating of new foundations (as would be called for in building an extension).

Getting approval for party wall structure works.

  • Before party wall structure jobs can begin, the property owner (Structure Owner) needs a composed Party Wall Agreement from all influenced neighbors (Adjoining Owners).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be assigned to prepare a Party Wall Honor (the agreed file describing just how the works need to progress). Immediately discover qualified regional Party Wall Surveyors with our complimentary Party Wall Surveyor solution.
  • To begin this procedure, the property owner has to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbors, in writing, regarding the prepared party wall works.

Serving a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be done for complimentary, using suitable basic kinds or by a party wall surveyor for a level fee. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbor to return and also complete is typically consisted of.

A property owner needs to provide 2 months written notice on building works which affect a party wall or boundary, or one month's notice for excavations.

Planning authorization is not needed to offer a Party Wall notice, and as soon as notice has actually been offered, the home owner has up to a year to start work.

Acquiring assent.

Once notice is offered, a neighbour has fourteen days to respond, after which, there are three possible end results:

i) The neighbor offers acceptance in creating providing the property owner will rectify any type of issues.

  • In such uncomplicated situations, there is no requirement to select a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Honor.
  • The property owner should take outdated photos of the party wall and also preferably have actually agreed written notes of any splits, with copies for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be appointed to evaluate and prepare a routine of condition to reduce the danger of conflicts later. This should be done shortly prior to the work starts.

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

In this situation, both home owner as well as neighbour can assign ONE Concurred Surveyor, generally within 10 days, who can act impartially for both.
The concurred surveyor must be independent and NOT the same surveyor the property owner may be utilizing for their own works. Otherwise their neighbor is unlikely to see the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor generates an "Honor" which details the jobs proposed as well as a routine of condition, consisting of images, of the neighbour's house.
Surveyors' rates vary between ₤ 150.00 and ₤ 200.00 per hr and a party wall award and also surveyor expenses approximately ₤ 1000.00.
Some engineers are likewise able to function as surveyors.
iii) Each owner appoints their very own surveyor. Nevertheless, this is expensive for the house owner who is in charge of the prices of their neighbour's surveyor in addition to their very own.

It is very important that all these choices readily available to the neighbour, are clarified plainly in the notice.

Maintaining excellent connections with your neighbors.

  • Prior to uploading a Party Wall notice with your neighbour's letterbox, which can show up daunting, have a friendly chat first.
  • A common cup of tea fosters goodwill and allays anxieties. It is an opportunity to show sketches and also describe the intended jobs. It is worthwhile adding that an official notice will certainly be sent later.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbor to request the get in touch with details of your surveyor and/or building business for additional details and confidence.

Usual blunders.

  • i) not providing ample notice.
  • If you live in a terraced house, neighbours on both sides might be influenced depending on the works. A home owner living next to flats, might require to serve notice on a number of various people.
  • iii) not defining the proposed work specifically sufficient or otherwise including adequate details. Notices about excavations, for example, require to include full structural details.
  • iv) not using the requirement, or incorrect kind of notice. The form of notice for digging deep into structures is different from a party wall.
    One structure job might require greater than one kind of notice offered on each influenced neighbor.


  • Two months and also someday later: constructing works can start, assuming the party wall award has actually been concurred.
  • One year and also someday later: building jobs must have started.

Party walls as well as structure work

Getting to an arrangement with your neighbours

As soon as you've given notice your neighbour can:

  • give consent in creating
  • refuse authorization, which will start the dispute resolution process
  • offer a counter notice asking for additional works be done at the same time (they'll need to spend for these if they benefit from the jobs).

Your neighbour has to allow you know in writing within 2 week if they grant your notice, and also you have to do the very same with any counter notice. A counter notice should be served within a month of the initial notice.

Your neighbours require to reply to the notice. You can not presume that no action suggests they agree to the jobs.

If they do not respond to your notice within the offered time, the dispute resolution process will additionally begin.

That pays for the job.

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

Since of problems or lack of repair work, your neighbor may have to satisfy a share of the expense if the work needs to be done. They will also need to pay if they request for additional jobs to be done that will benefit them.

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