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We are vastly experienced in advising both building owners looking to undertake works and adjoining owners who have received a party wall notice. We can advise you on where the party wall act is likely to be applicable and provide a detailed quotation to set out the services we can provide.

Services for building owners include:

  • Review proposals and identify adjoining owners and the likely effect on their land and/or buildings
  • Preparation and service of relevant party wall notices
  • Opening negotiations with adjoining owners and their representatives
  • Preparation of detailed schedules of condition of the adjoining owner’s property
  • Negotiate, conclude and publish party wall awards
  • Liaise with the project team on all matters relating to party wall works as necessary

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Services for adjoining owners include

– Review the party wall notice(s) served by the building owner
– Opening negotiations with the building owner and their representatives
– Prepare a detailed schedule of condition with the building owners’ surveyor
– Advise on special foundation consent under Section 7(4) and security for expenses under Section 12(1)
– Negotiate, conclude and publish the party wall award(s)

FAQs

Q. How much notice do you have to give before starting works under the Party Wall Act?

A. For works on a party wall two months’ notice must be provided. Excavations or construction of a new wall at a boundary requires one month’s notice.

Q. When do I need to appoint a party wall surveyor?

A. As a building owner you should look to appoint a surveyor three months prior to the commencement of the proposed building works. As an adjoining owner, you should appoint a surveyor once you have received a notice from the building owner.

Q. Who pays party wall surveyor fees?

A. Usually the building owner is responsible for paying all the costs associated with preparing, concluding and publishing a party wall award, including the costs of the adjoining owner’s surveyor.

get in touch

The Party Wall team at Innes England comprises highly skilled professionals, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in commercial property. Renowned for their market insights and extensive network, which they leverage to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Please get in touch with them to discuss your needs:

Mike Thorne

DIRECTOR | HEAD OF BUILDING CONSULTANCY

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Ben Brownlie

BUILDING SURVEYOR | BUILDING CONSULTANCY

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Leah Spencer

ASSISTANT BUILDING SURVEYOR | BUILDING CONSULTANCY

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