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We operate on a FIXED PRICE basis. We offer a full range of services relating to party wall matters for domestic residential properties in and around the Greater London area.
We have detailed below our fixed price party wall fees for the most popular services required by our clients.
Welcome to Party Wall Surveyors London, a trading name of Fixed Price Party Wall Limited who as our name may suggest offer dedicated Party Wall surveying services on a fixed rate basis.
This means no spiralling costs and allows you to navigate the complexities of the Party Wall act for a modest one off payment.
Our fees are not only fixed, they are also low. We are proud to be among the most competitive providers of Party Wall Surveying Services in London.
Whether you have an house extension in Harrow that requires party wall notices or your neighbour is building a new home in Croydon we have surveyors ready and waiting to assist.
With each of these projects we would of carried out an initial plan check using the clients Architects plans to ascertain which parts of the Party Wall Act were affected by the proposals and which Party Wall Notices need to be served for each.
Afterward land registry searches were made and valid Party Wall Notice(s) produced and served on each affected neighbour.
In all of these instances the adjoining owners dissented to the works and appointed their own Party Wall Surveyor.
We met the adjoining owners surveyor on site and carried out an inspection of the neighbouring property and produced a schedule of condition report to form part of the Party Wall Agreement.
12/06/2021: Two Storey Rear Extension in Barking, East London
09/06/2021: Single Storey Rear Extension & Loft Conversion in Leyton, East London
09/06/2021: Single Storey Extension in Barnet, North East London
02/06/2021: Single Storey Extension in Lewisham, South East London
With each of these projects the adjoining owner made contact with us. Sometimes having received a notice from the building owner, but not always.
In two of these projects we were required to contact the building owner and advise them of their obligations under the act and in one instance construction works were halted so that a formal party wall agreement could be put in place.
05/05/2021: Single Storey Rear Extension in Ruislip, West London
17/05/2021: Loft Conversion Loughton, Essex
19/05/2021: Loft Conversion, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
19/05/2021: Side Extension in New Malden, Surrey
14/05/2021 Loft Conversion in Grays, Essex
19/05/2021 Single Storey Extension in Clapham, South London
20/05/2021 Single Storey Extension in New Southgate, London
21/05/2021 Two Storey Extension, Isle of Dogs, East London
28/05/2021 Loft Conversion in Hornchurch, Essex
28/05/2021 Single Storey Extension in Barking & Dagenham
02/06/2021 Single Storey Extension in Walthamstow, East London
The Party Wall etc Act 1996 was put in please to provide a way of preventing or resolving disputes between neighbours for matters relating not only to party walls (this is a common mistake people make) – It also covers works carried out to boundary walls as well.
We will go into further detail about which works are notifiable under the Party Wall Act but first let us explain how it works – in a nutshell.
Anyone looking to carry out notifiable building work on, or close to a Party Wall or Adjoining owners property is required to serve valid notices on their neighbour advising of their intent to carry out the building work.
In the instance where the works proposed are directly into or onto the party wall itself then the person looking to carry out the works (referred to as a Building Owner under the act) must serve notice at least 2 months prior to the intended start date.
For all other works notifiable under the act, the Building Owner must serve notice 1 month prior to their intended start date.
Once their neighbour (referred to as an adjoining owner under the act) receives the notices they have several options available to them.
First of all, they can consent to the works thereby allowing work to commence forthwith with no further input from a Party Wall Surveyor necessary.
The next option available to them, is they may dissent to the works but concur in using the building owners surveyor as a way of keeping the BO costs down as much as possible.
The third option available to the Adjoining owner would be to dissent to the works and wish to appoint their own surveyor.
In either instance where the adjoining owner dissents to the works, The surveyor’s costs, under all normal circumstances, will be paid by the building owner, who will also be responsible for making good any damage that the proposed works may cause
Now that you have a basic understanding of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, lets take a look at the notifiable works in more detail.
Anyone looking to cut out within, extend or demolish all are part of a party wall, or party fence wall would need to serve notice on any adjoining owners.
It is worth noting that all works requiring a party wall agreement are done so to are close to a party wall.
Perhaps the least understood, or overlooked section of the Party Wall Act is without doubt section 6 (adjacent excavations).
Under section 6 of the act anyone looking to excavate (which would be the overriding majority of house extensions in London) and excavating within 3m of an adjoining owners building (this includes outbuildings such as garages) would need to serve notice on their neighbours under section 6 of the act.
In summary, the list below details the most common notifiable works. This is by no means conclusive and there will be instances where other works will require notification under the Party Wall etc. Act.