The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 extended legislation previously confined to the Inner London Boroughs, to cover all areas of England and Wales. All Building Owners proposing to undertake works to a Party Wall or carry out excavations in close proximity to an adjacent property are likely to be required to serve Notice on the owner of the adjoining property.
The role of the 'Party Wall Surveyor' is independent of the works to be undertaken, and is to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act, whether appointed by the Building Owner, the Adjoining Owner or acting as ‘Agreed Surveyor’ for both.
- Acting as Party Wall Surveyor to owners of domestic and commercial buildings
- Expert knowledge of the Act
- Serving of Notices and agreement of Awards, to ensure projects can proceed in compliance with the legislation without undue delay
- In-house engineering expertise where load and stability issues are in question.
If you are unsure whether your works require you to comply with the Act, or if you have been, or believe you should have been, sent a Notice by your neighbour and would like to discuss the matter, please contact our Director, Steve Burbridge.