Party Wall Surveyors in Hackney
Have the reassurance of a Hackney based local party wall surveyor for on hand advice.
We provide fixed fees with no hidden costs;
Unlimited advice & support during the party wall award making process
No high hourly rate if any issues arises ;
Full party wall award service, fixed with no hidden charges from £599 all inclusive.
Express service available
We cover the breadth of Hackney:
EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E5, E8, E9, E10, N1, N4, N5, and N16.
call to confirm a fixed price quote
Hackney based, we are generally never more than a 20 min cycle from your project.
We provide Party Wall Surveying services for both residential and commercial projects and properties throughout Hackney.
Common types of works that affected by the Party Wall Act.
Works to boundary walls
Any excavations within 3m of your neighbours property
Any construction along boundary line
Find out more about the Party Wall Act and process here.
EPW Associates provide Party Wall Surveys and Awards, providing you with a qualified Party Wall Surveyor in Hackney to help you with your projects and walk you through the party wall procedure. We can create party wall awards, schedules of conditions, and the professional preparation and serving of party wall notices.
Why should I contact a Party Wall surveyor?
You are required to notify neighboring owners of specific proposed works to and near party walls under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. An RICS licensed surveyor can meticulously compile all the necessary paperwork, taking one more thing off your to-do list and saving you from a bureaucratic nightmare.
Services for Typical Projects Needing Party Wall Issues:
Extensions, side and back
Conversion of lofts
Extensions to basements
New construction and renovations
Subsidence and Support
Our RICS chartered surveyors are available to serve as the designated surveyor for you, the neighbouring owner, or both parties. To learn more about the importance of employing surveyors for party wall disputes, please get in touch with Express Party Wall Surveyour.
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 must likely be followed whether you are considering a loft conversion, back or side extension, the removal of a chimney breast, or even a new construction home. Contact one of our knowledgeable surveyors by phone or email for free, no-obligation advice.
Most importantly, we can simplify party wall issues while relieving you of challenging and frequently tedious responsibilities. We'll serve as your knowledgeable representative throughout, avert conflicts, and safeguard your proerty and rights.
The following fees are indicative for a small project [rear extension], as Building Owner Surveyor. All fees are subject to a formal fee quote.
Preparation of Notices
The first step is to notify neighbours of the works and their rights under the Party Wall Act. This is a legal obligation and fulfilled by serving notices that allow the neighbour the option of either agreeing for the works to proceed without a full Party Wall Award, or to have an Award drawn up.
In event it is agreed that no Party Wall Award is required, it can still be beneficial to produce a Schedule of Condition.
The Party Wall Award
Having served the notices, where the neighbour, or both parties prefer to have a Party Wall Award drawn up, the Party Wall Act terms this a 'dispute'.
In practice it doesn't necessarily mean a disagreement, just that both parties want to protect their property and rights by recording the nature of the works to avoid future disagreement, litigation and costs. This is done by creating a Party Wall Award.
Acting as 'Agreed Surveyor'
Included within award price.
The Party Wall Act allows the neighbour to the works to have their own surveyor appointed and paid for by the building owner.
This is where costs can rise significantly. On simple projects, if we can get agreement of the neighbour, we will act for both parties as Agreed Surveyor, saving substantial costs.
Schedule of Condition
Even where no formal Award is created, it is highly advisable to record the condition of the affected area of the neighbour's property at the outset, thereby protecting both parties interests.
This can also be requested by the adjoining neighbour.
Review of plans to identify required notices.
Legal searches to identify legal 'neighbours' [freeholders, leaseholders, tenants]
Contact with neighbours, completion and serving of the required notices.
Act as Building Owner Surveyor
Drafting and serving of the Party Wall Award.
Providing 'Ten Day Notices' in event neighbour does not respond.
Making required appointments on behalf of the building owner.
Conduct site visit and inspection of neighbouring property affected areas.
Visual and photographic inspection in production of schedule.
Follow up inspection at completion of the works.