Party Wall Surveys & Services In Viewpark

February 20, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Viewpark


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 three distinctive kinds of work; changes to party frameworks (generally walls yet might additionally be floorings), the construction of brand-new walls at the boundary and excavation near bordering properties.

These are some typical examples of work that is most likely to be covered by the Act:

  • Reducing beam of lights in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Getting rid of chimney busts that are attached to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a brand-new extension within 3m of a shared or adjoining framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to promote a basement extension

Where job falls within the extent of the Act it is needed for a building proprietor to serve notice as well as acquire the damaged adjacent proprietor's permission; if that consent is not forthcoming the parties are considered to be 'in dispute' under the Act and surveyors need to be appointed to make sure that the dispute can be settled using a Party Wall Agreement (practically called an 'Award').

If both appointed surveyors stop working to agree upon any one of the problems in dispute they can make a referral to a previously selected Third Property surveyor.

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

We cover the whole of the internal M25 location from our network of Viewpark workplaces so if you are intending on undertaking work that falls within the scope of the Act or have gotten a notice notifying you of suggested jobs that might influence your residential property you are really welcome to contact us for some advice.

Party Wall Surveys & Services In Viewpark

Like all our residential property surveys, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Surveys are conducted by RICS registered surveyors and also supply a neutral and also independent solution.
A Party Wall is a dividing dividers in between two buildings, the owners of which have actually shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are certified to advise you on a range of Party Wall issues you might be experiencing concerning your property.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Generally, when it comes to homes sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to assist in the prep work as well as administration of a Party Wall Honor or Agreement, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting upon part of the Building Owner or the Adjacent Owner, examine the nature of the Party Wall and also its setting in relation to both private homes, and also can give objective advice for either party in factor to consider of intended architectural modifications or repair work required.

Do I Required A Party Wall Surveyor?

You might require the guidance of our Party Wall Surveyors if you are planning any one of the following:

  • The construction of a brand-new wall at the boundary of two residential or commercial properties
  • Cutting into a Party Wall (for instance, elimination of a smokeshaft bust or insertion of a steel sustaining beam).
  • Knocking down or rebuilding an existing Party Wall.
  • Tearing down or rebuilding a limit wall under a Line of Junction Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of a neighbouring residential property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices must be served for any type of work being performed in connection to a Party Wall.

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

As independent and also neutral RICS Surveyors, we routinely take care of Party Wall matters in varying intricacy for both building proprietors and also adjoining owners.
As well as being a regulated company of Chartered Surveyors, our specialist Party Wall Surveyors are participants of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors and also Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always advise you, as the building proprietor, maintaining an open and also positive connection with your neighbor to discuss any kind of construction intends before offering Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Who We Are

With our head office based in North Viewpark and further workplaces based in Central Viewpark and also 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 Evaluating, we are experienced in a series of Checking Services including Party Wall Agreements, Residential Property Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Building Dispute Arbitration and also Limit Disputes. We are skilled, professional as well as available to help with your Evaluating issues.

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How We Do It

Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors and also Structure Surveyors are not only certified but are likewise experienced, specialising in Party Wall Evaluating as well as Residential Evaluating. Via our industry-first client portal, you can be certain to be kept up to date throughout the entire Evaluating procedure.

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Do I require a party wall arrangement?

When do you need a party wall notice or party wall agreement (technically called a party wall award)? Our guide gives you all the solutions you need to obtain the right consents to accomplish your structure jobs. And, if you need one, how to find a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall arrangement?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, typically in between a balcony or semi-detached house, and also separates the homes of 2 separate owners
  • It additionally includes yard walls constructed over a boundary and excavations near to a neighbour's building (within 3 or 6 meters, depending on the depth of the new foundations).
  • In the house, Party Wall Agreements are most frequently needed for building works that entail loft conversions, the insertion of moist evidence programs as well as the excavating of new structures (as would certainly be required in developing an expansion).

Obtaining approval for party wall building works.

  • Prior to party wall structure jobs can begin, the house owner (Building Proprietor) requires a written Party Wall Arrangement from all impacted neighbours (Adjoining Owners).
  • Or a surveyor has to be designated to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed record laying out just how the works must proceed). Instantly locate professional neighborhood Party Wall Surveyors with our cost-free Party Wall Surveyor solution.
  • To begin this procedure, the home owner needs to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbours, in composing, concerning the planned party wall functions.

Offering a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be done for free, making use of ideal conventional forms or by a party wall surveyor for a level fee. A letter of acknowledgement for the neighbour to finish and return is generally consisted of.

A homeowner has to offer two months written notice on structure jobs which impact a party wall or border, or one month's notice for excavations.

Preparation permission is not needed to serve a Party Wall notice, as well as as soon as notice has actually been offered, the home owner has up to a year to begin work.

Getting acceptance.

As soon as notice is served, a neighbour has fourteen days to respond, after which, there are three feasible outcomes:

i) The neighbour provides assent in creating giving the homeowner will certainly rectify any type of issues.

  • In such simple cases, there is no demand to appoint a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Award.
  • The property owner ought to take dated images of the party wall and ideally have actually agreed composed notes of any type of fractures, with copies for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be appointed to analyze as well as prepare a timetable of problem to reduce the risk of conflicts later on. This should be done quickly prior to the job begins.

ii) If the neighbour dissents (or if they do not NOT reply within 2 week, in which situation, they are assumed to have actually dissented), a Party Wall Honor is called for.

In this case, both house owner and neighbor can assign ONE Concurred Surveyor, typically within ten days, who can act impartially for both.
The concurred surveyor must be independent and NOT the exact same surveyor the property owner might be utilizing for their own works. Or else their neighbour is not likely to view the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor creates an "Award" which information the jobs proposed and also a timetable of condition, consisting of photos, of the neighbor's house.
Surveyors' rates vary between ₤ 150.00 and also ₤ 200.00 per hr as well as a party wall award and also surveyor expenses approximately ₤ 1000.00.
Some designers are likewise able to work as surveyors.
iii) Each owner assigns their very own surveyor. This is costly for the property owner who is responsible for the costs of their neighbor's surveyor as well as their very own.

It is important that all these options readily available to the neighbor, are described plainly in the notice.

Keeping great connections with your neighbors.

  • Before publishing a Party Wall notice through your neighbor's letterbox, which can appear challenging, have a friendly chat first.
  • A shared cup of tea promotes goodwill as well as lessens worries. It is a chance to reveal sketches as well as explain the prepared works. It is worthwhile including that a formal notice will be sent later on.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request for the call information of your surveyor and/or structure company for additional info and reassurance.

Typical errors.

  • i) not offering appropriate notice.
  • If you live in a terraced residence, neighbors on both sides may be affected depending on the jobs. A home owner living following to flats, may require to offer notice on a number of different people.
  • iii) not describing the proposed job precisely enough or not consisting of sufficient information. Notices about excavations, for instance, need to include full structural information.
  • iv) not utilizing the requirement, or wrong form of notice. The form of notice for excavating foundations is various from a party wall.
    One structure project may require greater than one sort of notice served on each affected neighbor.


  • 2 months and one day later on: constructing jobs can begin, thinking the party wall honor has been agreed.
  • One year and also someday later: building works have to have begun.

Party walls as well as building work

Reaching an agreement with your neighbours

When you have actually given notice your neighbour can:

  • provide consent in writing
  • refuse approval, which will start the dispute resolution process
  • offer a counter notice requesting extra jobs be done at the same time (they'll have to pay for these if they take advantage of the jobs).

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

Your neighbours need to react to the notice. You can't assume that no action suggests they agree to the jobs.

The dispute resolution procedure will certainly also begin if they do not reply to your notice within the given time.

Who spends for the job.

You require to pay for any structure works that you start on a party wall.

Because of problems or absence of repair work, your neighbor might have to satisfy a share of the price if the job needs to be done. If they ask for added jobs to be done that will benefit them, they will additionally require to pay.

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