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Neighbour Building Extensions In Islington

Have the reassurance of a Islington based local Neighbour Building Extensions for on hand advice.

  • We provide fixed fees with no hidden costs;

  • Unlimited advice & support during the party wall award making proces

  • 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 Islington

EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E5, E8, E9, E10, E15, N1, N4, N5, and N16.

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East & North London based, we are generally never more than a 20 min cycle from your project.

We provide Neighbour Building Extensions services for both residential and commercial projects and properties throughout Islington 

Common types of works that affected by the Party Wall Act. 


  • Extensions

  • Loft conversions

  • Chimney removal

  • Basements

  • 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.

Islington, a vibrant borough in London known for its eclectic mix of architecture, is no stranger to property extensions. As homeowners seek to maximize their living spaces, it's essential to understand the role of an Express Party Wall Surveyor in the context of building extensions. In this blog, we delve into the significance of the Party Wall Act, the benefits of hiring an Express Party Wall Surveyor, and the intricacies of the process within the Islington area.


Understanding the Party Wall Act:

The Party Wall Act 1996 was established to manage potential disputes between property owners during construction work that may affect the shared walls or boundaries between their properties. This legislation is particularly relevant in dense urban areas like Islington, where properties are often in close proximity to one another.

The Act outlines the requirement for property owners to serve notice to their neighbors when planning certain construction work, such as building an extension. This notice allows neighbors the opportunity to consent or dissent to the proposed work, and if dissenting, triggers the need for an Express Party Wall Surveyor.


The Importance of an Express Party Wall Surveyor:


Efficient Resolution:

An Express Party Wall Surveyor plays a crucial role in expediting the process. With the word "Express" in their title, these surveyors specialize in swift resolution, ensuring minimal delays to the construction project.


Knowledge of Local Regulations:

Islington has its own set of regulations and guidelines, making it essential to have a Party Wall Surveyor familiar with the local nuances. An Express Party Wall Surveyor well-versed in Islington's specific requirements can streamline the process and avoid unnecessary complications.


Communication Facilitation:

Acting as a mediator between property owners, an Express Party Wall Surveyor helps facilitate clear communication. This is vital in maintaining positive neighborly relations, preventing disputes from escalating, and ensuring all parties are informed and satisfied with the proposed construction work.


Documentation and Compliance:

The Express Party Wall Surveyor is responsible for preparing the necessary documentation, including the Party Wall Agreement. This legal document outlines the agreed-upon terms and conditions, ensuring compliance with the Party Wall Act and protecting the rights of both parties involved.


Cost-Effective Solutions:

By swiftly navigating the party wall process, an Express Party Wall Surveyor can contribute to cost-effective solutions. Their expertise helps avoid unnecessary expenses associated with prolonged disputes or legal complications.


Navigating the Islington Landscape:

Islington's unique architectural landscape and diverse community make it imperative for homeowners to choose a Party Wall Surveyor with a deep understanding of the local context. An Express Party Wall Surveyor in Islington can offer tailored advice and solutions, ensuring that the extension project aligns seamlessly with the borough's character and regulations.


Building an extension in Islington requires more than just architectural plans and construction permits—it demands a strategic approach to neighborly relations. Engaging an Express Party Wall Surveyor is not only a legal requirement but a practical step towards fostering positive relationships with neighbors and ensuring the smooth progression of construction projects in this dynamic London borough. With their expertise, an Express Party Wall Surveyor becomes the key to unlocking the potential of your property while respecting the shared spaces that define Islington's unique urban fabric.

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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.

Anchor 1
  • 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

* Fee excludes VAT. All prices are subject to formal quotation. 

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EPW Associates,
3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street,
London EC2A 4NE.

020 3633 0823

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