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Party Wall Surveyors in Barnsbury

Have the reassurance of a Barnsbury 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 East London: 

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 Party Wall Surveying services for both residential and commercial projects and properties throughout Barnsbury 

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.

In the vibrant neighborhood of Barnsbury, the role of an Express Party Wall Surveyor holds significant importance in the realm of property ownership and development. This article delves into the multifaceted responsibilities and the crucial role played by these professionals in ensuring smooth construction and renovation processes within the framework of party wall legislation.


Understanding Party Wall Legislation:

Before delving into the specifics of an Express Party Wall Surveyor's role, it is essential to comprehend the underlying party wall legislation. The Party Wall etc. Act 1996, which applies to England and Wales, governs the rights and responsibilities of property owners undertaking construction work that could potentially affect a shared wall, boundary, or structure.


The Need for an Express Party Wall Surveyor:

Section 10 of the Party Wall Act outlines the appointment of party wall surveyors. In cases where an owner plans to carry out work covered by the Act, the services of a Party Wall Surveyor in Barnsbury become crucial. An Express Party Wall Surveyor is often appointed to expedite the process, providing swift resolutions to property owners in Barnsbury.


Key Responsibilities of an Express Party Wall Surveyor:


Initial Assessment and Notification:

An Express Party Wall Surveyor begins by conducting a thorough initial assessment of the proposed work. This involves serving notices to adjacent property owners, informing them of the impending construction and their rights under the Party Wall Act.


Agreeing Party Wall Awards:

Facilitating discussions between the parties involved, the surveyor aims to reach an agreement on the Party Wall Award. This legal document outlines the scope of the work, safeguards the interests of all parties, and provides a framework for dispute resolution.


Site Inspections and Monitoring:

Regular site inspections are conducted by the Express Party Wall Surveyor to monitor the progress of the construction work. This ensures compliance with the agreed-upon terms and minimizes the risk of disputes arising during or after the project.


Dispute Resolution:

Should disputes arise, the Express Party Wall Surveyor plays a pivotal role in resolving conflicts efficiently. This may involve negotiating between the parties, proposing alternative solutions, or, in extreme cases, presenting the dispute before a tribunal.


Documentation and Record-Keeping:

Thorough documentation is maintained throughout the process, including records of notices served, agreements reached, and any dispute resolutions. This meticulous record-keeping is essential for legal clarity and potential future property transactions.


Benefits of Engaging an Express Party Wall Surveyor:


Time Efficiency:

The term "Express" in Express Party Wall Surveyor underscores the efficiency with which these professionals operate. Their focus on swift resolution ensures that construction projects can proceed without unnecessary delays.


Legal Compliance:

Engaging an Express Party Wall Surveyor ensures strict adherence to the Party Wall Act, mitigating the risk of legal complications. This, in turn, provides property owners in Barnsbury with the confidence that their construction projects are conducted within the bounds of the law.


Cost-Effective Solutions:

Efficient resolution of disputes and clear communication between parties contribute to cost-effective project management. By addressing issues promptly, an Express Party Wall Surveyor helps minimize potential financial implications associated with delays or legal conflicts.


In the dynamic neighborhood of Barnsbury, the role of an Express Party Wall Surveyor is indispensable for property owners navigating the complexities of construction and renovation projects. Through meticulous assessments, efficient dispute resolution, and a commitment to legal compliance, these professionals contribute significantly to the smooth progression of construction activities while safeguarding the interests of all parties involved. As Barnsbury continues to evolve, the role of Express Party Wall Surveyors remains pivotal in maintaining a balance between property development and the preservation of shared structures and boundaries.

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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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