Party Wall Surveyors

We act on behalf of Building Owners and Adjoining Owners when the Party Wall Act is likely to be triggered in connection with building work near neighbouring buildings. 

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Party Wall Surveyors

 

What do we do?

We act on behalf of Building Owners and Adjoining Owners when the Party Wall Act is likely to be triggered in relation to building work to Party Walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.

Our Party Wall Surveyors provide advice on all types of residential and commercial property in relation to Party Wall matters including flats, shopping centres and properties of non-standard construction. 

All procedures relating to Party Walls are dealt with by a trained Party Wall Surveyor who will adhere to the strict guidelines established by the Party Wall Act 1996.

 

Turnaround 

We will ensure that all procedures such as serving notices and counter notices are delivered correctly within the time-frames specified in the Act. You will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions at any point in proceedings.  

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Frequently asked questions about the Party Wall Act Awards and disputes process

  • Who pays for the Surveyors Party Wall Services?

    Under the Act, the ‘Building Owner’ (owner of the property undertaking works) will usually pay all costs associated in drawing up the Party Wall awards. This includes the ‘Adjoining owner’s’ surveyor fees, as long as the works are solely for the benefit of the Building Owner.

    If you are the Building Owner you can expect to cover the following costs in line with the Act:

    • The appointment of your surveyor
    • If your neighbour(s) appoint(s) a surveyor you will pay for their costs too
    • Allow for the cost of any damage caused to the neighbouring property as a result of your building works (The likelihood of this arising is minimised with thorough planning & professional contracts.)
    • The use of structures to build up to

    We cannot give you an exact figure on the specific costs of the above until you have confirmed the property address and works involved, as every property, and number of neighbouring properties is different.

    The professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

    View our 18 questions you may be asking about Party Walls guide for everything you need to know before instructing a Party Wall Surveyor.

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  • What do our Party Wall Surveyors do?

    • Inspection of property before and after agreed works
    • Issuing notice of works on behalf of Building Owners
    • Issuing counter notices on behalf of Adjoining Owners
    • Preparing a schedule of condition for neighbouring property
    • Negotiation and preparation of Party Wall Awards
    • Advice to adjoining owners regarding neighbouring works
    • Dispute resolution
    • Monitoring of building work
    • Consultancy services in relation to the Party Wall Act 1996 and related issues
  • What is the Party Wall Act?

    The Party Wall Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to Party Walls, Boundary Walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. 

    Anyone intending to carry out building work (anywhere in England and Wales) of the kinds described by the act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions. A notice of works enables all parties to agree to the proposals or agree changes to the proposals to the way the work will be carried out.

    View our 18 questions you may be asking about Party Walls guide for everything you need to know before instructing a Party Wall Surveyor.

  • Do you prepare Party Wall Notices in my area?

    Kempton Carr Croft’s Chartered Surveyors regularly complete building surveys throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

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Our friendly and professional team is on hand to answer your queries between 09:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday.

During this time we aim to get back to you within 24 hours. Enquiries received outside of these hours or on bank holidays will be handled the next working day.

If your query is urgent, please call us for the quickest response on 01628 771221.