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Party Wall Surveyors in East London

We cover East London.

  • 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

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We cover East London 

Party Wall Surveyors East London

We provide Party Wall Surveying services for both residential and commercial projects and properties throughout East London. 

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.

Express Party Wall Surveyor services play a crucial role in the construction and renovation processes, ensuring that all parties involved adhere to legal requirements and regulations. In East London, where urban development is booming, the need for efficient and professional party wall surveyors is paramount. This article explores the significance of Express Party Wall Surveyors in East London, their responsibilities, benefits, and how to choose the right surveyor for your project.

 

The Role of Express Party Wall Surveyors:

Express Party Wall Surveyors act as impartial mediators between property owners when construction or renovation work involves shared walls, boundaries, or structures. They are responsible for upholding the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of property owners when carrying out building work affecting neighboring properties.

 

Understanding the Party Wall Act:

The Party Wall Act is a legal framework that aims to prevent disputes between property owners by ensuring proper communication and agreement before construction or renovation work begins. Express Party Wall Surveyors help property owners understand their obligations and assist in obtaining the necessary permissions and agreements.

 

Responsibilities of Express Party Wall Surveyors:

  • Initial Assessment: Surveyors assess the proposed construction or renovation plans and identify potential party wall issues. They provide expert advice on how the Party Wall Act applies to the project.

  • Party Wall Notices: Surveyors serve formal notices to affected neighbors, outlining the intended work and providing a reasonable timeframe for objections or agreement. This promotes transparency and communication among all parties.

  • Agreement and Award: If neighbors consent, a "party wall agreement" is established detailing the scope of work and any associated rights and obligations. In case of disputes, the surveyor creates a legally binding "party wall award" that outlines the terms of the construction, including protections for both parties.

  • Site Inspections: Express Party Wall Surveyors conduct site inspections to monitor the progress of the construction work and ensure compliance with the agreed-upon terms. This helps prevent potential issues and disputes.

 

Benefits of Hiring Express Party Wall Surveyors:

  • Legal Compliance: Surveyors ensure that all parties involved adhere to legal requirements, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes.

  • Conflict Resolution: By acting as neutral third parties, surveyors help prevent conflicts between neighbors, maintaining good relationships during and after the construction process.

  • Expert Guidance: Express Party Wall Surveyors offer expert advice on navigating the complex legalities of the Party Wall Act, ensuring smooth project progression.

  • Risk Mitigation: Their involvement reduces the risk of construction-related damage to neighboring properties, protecting property values and avoiding repair costs.

 

Choosing the Right Express Party Wall Surveyor:

  • Qualifications and Experience: Look for surveyors with relevant qualifications and a track record of successfully handling party wall matters.

  • Local Knowledge: Surveyors familiar with East London's unique urban landscape are better equipped to address specific regional considerations.

  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is key. Choose a surveyor who can explain technicalities clearly to all parties involved.

  • References and Reviews: Check for reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge the surveyor's reputation and service quality.

 

In the dynamic construction landscape of East London, Express Party Wall Surveyors play a vital role in facilitating smooth and legally compliant building processes. By guiding property owners through the intricacies of the Party Wall Act, these professionals ensure that projects proceed without disputes and setbacks, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of the region while maintaining harmonious neighborly relationships.

Party Wall Surveyor Nationwide

London

Hackney

Wimbledon

Enfield

Leyton

Croydon

Stoke Newington

Islington

The following fees are indicative for a small project [rear extension], as Building Owner Surveyor. All fees are subject to a formal fee quote. 

01

Preparation of Notices

£29*

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.

02

The Party Wall Award

£490*

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.  

03

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.

04

Schedule of Condition

£220*

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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