The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 was enacted by parliament in order to regulate certain building works likely to impact adjoining buildings and structures. The first cog of this process is the 'Serving of Notice(s)'. The 1996 Act places a legal obligation in the first instance on the Building Owner who must serve Notice on their adjoining owner informing them of their intention to undertake works that fall within the framework of 1996 Act. There are three types of Notices and dep
What happens if damage occurs to an adjoining owners’ property as a result of neighbouring building work? The first point of call is to determine whether the adjoining owner has the benefit of legal protection offered by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Assuming: - A valid party wall Notice was received - Party Wall Surveyor/s were duly appointment - An Award was served it is likely that the adjoining owner will benefit from the legal protection offered under the Party Wall etc.
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A ‘Party Fence Wall’ is a wall which sits astride the land of different owners and used to separate and define the land, often referred to as a boundary wall by building owners. Generally speaking a well-built masonry wall will require little to no maintenance for many many years. Fast forward 100+ years of exposure to the elements and naturally derived organic matter like mature trees and hedges, it’s no surprise that a number Victorian and Edwardian party fence walls are of
We often receive enquiries from home owners and other building professionals who having read some adverse comments on internet forums are sceptical about the role a party wall surveyor plays in a building project. The following article looks at the attributes and requisite expertise the party wall surveyor should bring to the table....ego's and double knot windsor tie's at the door.... #PartyWallSurveyor #Theroleofthepartywallsurveyor #disputeresolution #LondonPartyWallSurvey
Converting the loft space is a cost effective solution to increasing the footprint and usable space of a domestic property. Beyond the benefits of functionality the costs involved are often offset with an increase in the value of the property. There are a number of considerations that building owners and developers need to consider when planning a loft conversion to ensure that delays and subsequent erroneous expenditure is avoided. One important consideration is the Party Wa
Background Our appointing owner was first made aware of their neighbour's proposed building work when they received a hand-delivered party wall notice through their letter box. TK Surveying Group have acted as Party Wall Surveyors in and around North London including Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Cheshunt, Islington, Hackney for over two decades and we had very recently undertaken two party wall appointments on the same terraced close. The adjoining owner requested a site consul