Party Wall Surveys & Services In Ware

January 7, 2021
Party Wall Surveys & Services In Ware


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 job; alterations to party structures (typically walls yet might additionally be floorings), the building of new walls at the boundary as well as excavation near surrounding homes.

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

  • Reducing light beams in to a party wall as part of a loft space conversion
  • Eliminating smokeshaft busts that are attached to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a new extension within 3m of a neighbouring or common framework
  • Underpinning a party wall to assist in a basement expansion

Where work falls within the range of the Act it is required for a structure proprietor to serve notice as well as acquire the affected adjacent proprietor's authorization; if that approval is not forthcoming the parties are regarded to be 'in dispute' under the Act as well as surveyors need to be selected so that the dispute can be settled by way of a Party Wall Agreement (technically called an 'Honor').

If the two selected surveyors stop working to set any one of the problems in dispute they can make a referral to a previously selected 3rd Surveyor.

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

We cover the whole of the inner M25 area from our network of Ware offices so if you are intending on task job that falls within the range of the Act or have actually received a notice educating you of recommended works that might affect your residential or commercial property you are really welcome to contact us for some advice.

Party Wall Studies & Solutions In Ware

Like all our home studies, Party Wall Solutions Party Wall Studies are performed by RICS registered surveyors as well as supply a objective and also independent solution.
A Party Wall is a separating dividers between two homes, the owners of which have actually shared responsibility for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors are certified to recommend you on a range of Party Wall issues you may be experiencing concerning your building.

What Is A Party Wall Survey?

Normally, when it comes to residential properties sharing a Party Wall, a Party Wall Surveyor is contacted to help in the prep work and management of a Party Wall Award or Contract, under the Party Wall Act of 1996.

Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, acting upon part of the Structure Owner or the Adjacent Proprietor, assess the nature of the Party Wall and also its setting in relation to both individual residential properties, and also can provide impartial advice for either party in consideration of planned structural adjustments or fixings 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 building and construction of a new wall at the boundary of two 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.
  • Knocking down or rebuilding a boundary wall under a Line of Joint Notice.
  • Excavations within 3-6 metres of a neighbouring residential or commercial property's foundations.

Party Wall Notices should be served for any job being performed in connection to a Party Wall.

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

As independent and neutral RICS Surveyors, we consistently deal with Party Wall matters in differing complexity for both building owners as well as adjacent proprietors.
In addition to being a controlled firm of Chartered Surveyors, our specialist Party Wall Surveyors are members of both the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors as well as Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
We always suggest you, as the structure owner, keeping a positive and open relationship with your neighbour to talk over any construction prepares prior to serving Party Wall Notices.

We are Experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Building Surveyors

That We Are

With our head office based in North Ware and additional offices based in Central Ware and 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 are experts in Residential Surveying, we are experienced in a range of Checking Provider consisting of Party Wall Agreements, Residential Or Commercial Property Valuations, Pre-purchase Surveys, Building Dispute Mediation and also Border Disputes. We are experienced, certified and also on hand to aid with your Surveying issues.

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Exactly how We Do It

Right Here at Party Wall Solutions Surveyors, our Chartered Surveyors and Building Surveyors are not only competent yet are likewise experienced, being experts in Party Wall Evaluating and also Residential Surveying. Via our industry-first customer website, you can be certain to be maintained to day throughout the whole Evaluating process.

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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 honor)? Our overview gives you all the solutions you require to acquire the correct approvals to carry out your structure jobs. And, if you need one, just how to locate a party wall surveyor.

When do I require a party wall contract?

  • A party wall is the shared wall, normally in between a balcony or semi-detached residence, and separates the houses of two different proprietors
  • It additionally consists of yard walls built over a limit and excavations near to a neighbour's home (within three or 6 meters, depending on the deepness of the new structures).
  • In the residence, Party Wall Agreements are most commonly required for developing jobs that include loft space conversions, the insertion of wet proof programs as well as the excavating of new structures (as would certainly be required in constructing an extension).

Getting consent for party wall structure jobs.

  • Prior to party wall structure works can begin, the house owner (Building Proprietor) needs a composed Party Wall Agreement from all influenced neighbours (Adjacent Owners).
  • Or a surveyor needs to be designated to prepare a Party Wall Award (the agreed document laying out how the works need to advance). Instantaneously discover certified regional Party Wall Surveyors with our free Party Wall Surveyor service.
  • To begin this process, the property owner needs to offer a Party Wall Notice on their neighbours, in creating, concerning the intended party wall works.

Offering a party wall notice.

Serving notice can be provided for totally free, making use of ideal typical types or by a party wall surveyor for a level charge. A letter of recognition for the neighbour to return and also finish is usually included.

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

Preparation authorization is not needed to serve a Party Wall notice, and as soon as notice has been served, the property owner has up to a year to begin job.

Acquiring acceptance.

Once notice is offered, a neighbor has fourteen days to react, after which, there are three feasible outcomes:

i) The neighbor offers acceptance in creating supplying the homeowner will rectify any kind of issues.

  • In such uncomplicated instances, there is no need to select a party wall surveyor or have a Party Wall Honor.
  • The homeowner should take outdated images of the party wall as well as preferably have actually concurred written notes of any kind of splits, with duplicates for both.
  • Or a surveyor could be selected to prepare a timetable and also assess of condition to minimise the danger of conflicts later. This should be done quickly before the work begins.

ii) If the neighbor dissents (or if they do not NOT respond within 14 days, in which situation, they are thought to have dissented), a Party Wall Award is needed.

In this instance, both home owner and also neighbor can assign ONE Agreed Surveyor, normally within ten days, who can act impartially for both.
The agreed surveyor ought to be independent and also NOT the same surveyor the homeowner may be utilizing for their very own jobs. Otherwise their neighbour is not likely to check out the surveyor as neutral.
The Agreed Surveyor produces an "Award" which information the works proposed and a schedule of condition, including images, of the neighbor's home.
Surveyors' rates range ₤ 150.00 and also ₤ 200.00 per hr and also a party wall award and surveyor expenses roughly ₤ 1000.00.
Some architects are likewise able to act as surveyors.
iii) Each proprietor assigns their own surveyor. This is expensive for the home owner who is accountable for the expenses of their neighbor's surveyor as well as their own.

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

Preserving excellent connections with your neighbours.

  • Prior to publishing a Party Wall notice through your neighbour's letterbox, which can appear daunting, have a friendly chat.
  • A common cup of tea fosters goodwill as well as abates anxieties. It is a chance to reveal sketches as well as discuss the prepared jobs. It is worthwhile adding that a formal notice will be sent later on.
  • It is reasonable for your neighbour to request for the call details of your surveyor and/or structure business for more details and reassurance.

Common blunders.

  • i) not providing ample notice.
  • If you live in a terraced home, neighbors on both sides might be affected depending on the jobs. A house owner living following to flats, might need to serve notice on a number of various people.
  • iii) not describing the proposed job specifically enough or otherwise consisting of adequate details. Notifications regarding excavations, for instance, require to consist of full structural information.
  • iv) not making use of the criterion, or wrong form of notice. The form of notice for digging deep into structures is various from a party wall.
    One building job may require more than one sort of notice served on each impacted neighbor.


  • 2 months as well as eventually later: constructing jobs can start, thinking the party wall honor has actually been concurred.
  • One year and eventually later: developing jobs need to have begun.

Party walls as well as structure work

Reaching an arrangement with your neighbours

When you have actually given notice your neighbor can:

  • offer permission in composing
  • refuse permission, which will start the dispute resolution procedure
  • If they profit from the jobs), offer a counter notice asking for added jobs be done at the very same time (they'll have to pay for these.

Your neighbour must let you know in writing within 14 days if they grant your notice, and you have to do the exact same with any counter notice. A counter notice must be served within a month of the initial notice.

Your neighbors require to respond to the notice. You can't think that no action means they accept the jobs.

The dispute resolution process will additionally start if they don't react to your notice within the provided time.

Who spends for the work.

You need to spend for any type of building functions that you begin on a party wall.

Your neighbour may need to fulfill a share of the price if the job needs to be done because of issues or lack of fixing. If they ask for added works to be done that will certainly profit them, they will certainly additionally require to pay.

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