Party Wall Award

We are delighted to have received and number of appointments for us as party wall surveyors under The Party Wall etc Act 1996.

These appointments have been received in recent weeks from a number of sources including referrals from architects both locally and in London.

We have been appointed to act at Building Owners’ Surveyor for an owner undertaking a refurbishment and extension of their house in Cuckfield West Sussex.  We served notice on the Adjoining Owner who appointed us as the Agreed Surveyor and we prepared a schedule of condition of the neighbours property.  This schedule was included that in the party wall award, which set out the details of the proposed works, and the party wall award was issued to both the Building and Adjoining Owners.

We are acting as Building Owners’ Surveyor for a similar residential project in Godalming.  Party wall notices have been served on the Adjoining Owner and their response is yet to be received.

We received another appointment from a developer in Dorking to act as Building Owners’ Surveyor.  On this occasion the Adjoining Owner appointed their own surveyor who we met on site to agree the schedule of condition and the party wall award is currently being negotiated.

We were appointed by the owner of mews house in London to act as Adjoining Owners’ Surveyor when they received notice from their neighbour that they proposed to undertake works to the party wall.  The schedule of condition has been completed and details of the works are awaited to agree the party wall award.

We are experienced party wall surveyors and are able to provide information and advice on the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and the implications of it on building projects that may include works on party walls or works to foundations in the vicinity of a neighbours property.  Party wall awards can take some time to complete and therefore we always advise that sufficient time is allowed to ensure compliance with the party wall legislation and to prevent there being delays to works on site.  We are able to advise both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners of their rights and duties to ensure legal compliance.