Party Wall Surveying

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 is a government act that is designed to prevent and resolve disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. The Act also covers ‘party structures’, which could be a wall between two houses or a floor between two flats.

A building owner proposing to start work covered in the Act is required by law to give adjoining owners notice in a procedure set down by the Act. Activities such as excavating for foundations, removing a chimney breast or inserting a steel beam can all require notice to be served.

Applewoods Surveying is able to offer expert advice on the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and how it may affect you. Whether you are planning to undertake work yourself or have received a Notice from a neighbour, we can assist you. This may include assessing whether your project falls under the Act and advising on the implications of proposed works or assisting you if you receive a Party Wall Notice from a neighbour. We can ensure the required legal notices are served correctly and that all affected properties are safeguarded with the correct legal protection.

Applewoods Surveying has provided Party Wall Consultancy on houses, schools, warehouses and flats. Our Party Wall Surveyor has over 14 years' experience in this specialist area and is a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. Our relationship with several local Party Wall surveyors has also enabled us to build up a network of professionals to call on should adjoining owners require assistance.

If you require advice on any aspect of Party Wall Surveying or would like us to act on your behalf, please contact us for an informal discussion.