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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