Party Wall Surveyors

Party Wall.

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 came in to force on 1 July 1997 and despite now being over 20 years old is still considered by many developers and homeowners to be a costly and prohibitive addition to their intended development plans. In reality, the Act is a very beneficial piece of legislation which provides a framework for preventing or resolving disputes in relation to party walls, party structures, boundary walls and excavations in close proximity to neighbouring buildings. In this respect, the Act is beneficial to both homeowners / developers and adjoining owners.

At Wellington King, we are able to review your development plans at the outset and advise on areas which are likely to trigger the Act and how neighbouring properties will be affected. We can undertake initial searches to establish who and how many adjoining owners are likely to be impacted (as both freeholders and leaseholders with an interest of 12 months or more will need to be notified) which will assist with your financial planning for Party Wall Matters.

Why Us.

Wellington King are experienced Party Wall Surveyors and once we have established that Party Wall Notices are required to be served, we can assist you with issue of the relevant notices, together with negotiating and agreeing Awards and Schedules of Condition where disputes arise.

We know that early liaison with the adjoining owners helps their understanding of the Party Wall process, and they are then more responsive to communications received. We would also aim to have a face-to-face meeting with adjoining owners to address any of their initial concerns with the intended development and Party Wall process. This in turn helps to reduce the time and fees involved in the process. 

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