At Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of professional services to commercial clients across North London, including Enfield, Highgate, and Chelsea. We can provide advice on a wide variety of property related issues and are highly experienced Party Wall Surveyors with extensive experience in all matters pertaining to the Party Wall Act 1996.
The Party Wall Act 1996
The Party Wall Act 1996 is enshrined in English law and places a legal requirement on building owners who are planning to alter their property in a way that may affect a wall or boundary shared between adjoining neighbours – the Party Wall. The requirements apply to residential and commercial property where extensions, or new development is proposed that has the potential to affect the shared boundary.
Do I need a party wall agreement?
If there are plans to cut into or build upon the Party Wall, or building or excavation works are proposed to be carried out nearby, a Party Wall Notice must be served on the adjoining building owner, and consent for building works obtained before any works can commence.
It is often the case that Party Wall Surveyors may need to be instructed to act for the building owner and for the adjoining owner concerning any building works on or near the boundary. As a property owner who commissions building works, there can be issues arising not just with the Party Wall itself, but in the vicinity of the Party Wall or an adjoining building or the boundary line. What’s more, the possible consequences of any proposed building works on the surrounding ground and foundations must also be considered.
We would highly recommend that you instruct an experienced Party Wall Surveyor as early in the process as you possibly can. The process to be followed can be tricky and requires the knowledge of an expert, while acting without professional assistance could lead to added expense, building delay and potential dispute.
Dear Vanessa and Scott, I am emailing you both to express my heartfelt sentiments over the high level of professionalism and determination you have presented whilst negotiating a party wall agreement between ourselves and our neighbours. This was an awkward and difficult case, there have been times of great stress during the process and throughout it there was always grounded reassurance, patience and support which in the end prevailed. Vanessa, I need to thank you in particular for always being reliable, and going beyond what your job asks of you. Scott, you have an incredible employee. She needs a promotion! We will definitely come back again as and when an opportunity arises. Thank you both very much for taking care of us in this process.
Party Wall Surveyor North London
With many years’ experience on advising on all Party Wall matters, Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors have the necessary expertise to help you manage this often complex legal process from start to finish, guiding you safely throughout.
We can help you prepare the necessary Party Wall Notices and Party Wall Awards to ensure all building works are completed properly and in accordance with the Party Wall Act, and with the minimum of disruption and inconvenience to yourselves and your neighbours.
For valuable professional advice from an experienced Party Wall Surveyor in North London, please contact Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors today on 0208 360 5488 or send us a short email here. Whether your property or commercial premises is located in Enfield, Kensington, Hampstead or further afield, our friendly team will be happy to discuss your specific query and guide you through all Party Wall matters, including serving Party Wall Notices and preparing Party Wall Awards.
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