Marwood Surveyors are happy to give free and impartial advice with respect to any proposed building works that you or your neighbour may be considering. We always keep our clients up to date and informed so they know and understand the process completely.
We provide fully qualified party wall surveyors who are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, to help in party wall disputes. Most importantly we are dedicated to resolving problems between neighbours rather than profiting from a dispute, that is why we offer a fixed fee service.
In addition to party wall notices, party wall awards, party wall agreements and schedule of conditions we offer a Pre-Notice site visit.
From our experience around 50% of building owners who choose a Pre-Notice site visit found they did not need to serve a party wall notice by changing either a foundation design or moving a little away from the line of junction. Other building owners decided to serve a notice just to allow them rights of access to the adjoining owners’ land for scaffolding etc.
The Pre-Notice site visit is a valuable tool for those who truly want to know and understand all their options.
PARTY WALL ACT 1996
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 requires Building Owners to serve Notices on their neighbours when:
• Building on or up to a boundary line
• Carrying out works to a wall or structure built on the boundary line
• Excavating in close proximity to the neighbour’s property.
The Party Wall Act sets down the rights & duties of owners undertaking such works and provides protection to the Adjoining Owners.
The Party Wall Surveyor’s duty is to examine the proposed works, ensure that they are properly designed and are executed in a manner which is not likely to cause damage to adjoining buildings or property.
In the unlikely event damage does occur, the party wall surveyors can award damages so the adjoining owners property is protected.
The Party wall Act also grants rights of access to both party wall surveyors and to building owners, allowing surveyors to make all required inspections and allowing building owners and their builders rights of access, erecting of scaffolding etc on the adjoining owners’ land.