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Party Wall Surveyors in London

Have the reassurance of a London 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 whole of London 

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

Party Wall Surveyors London

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

When it comes to property development and construction in London, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is the Party Wall Act 1996. This legislation is in place to protect the rights of property owners and neighbors when construction work could potentially affect the shared walls or boundaries of adjacent properties. A Party Wall Surveyor in London plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all parties involved in a construction project adhere to the legal requirements outlined in the Act. In the bustling and densely populated city of London, having a reliable and skilled Party Wall Surveyor is essential to avoid disputes, costly delays, and legal issues.


Understanding the Party Wall Act 1996

Before delving into the role of a Party Wall Surveyor, it is essential to grasp the fundamentals of the Party Wall Act 1996. This legislation was enacted to provide a framework for resolving disputes between property owners and neighbors when construction work impacts party walls, party fence walls, and excavations near neighboring properties. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of both property owners planning construction work and adjoining owners who may be affected by it.


The Role of a Party Wall Surveyor

A Party Wall Surveyor is a professional who specializes in administering the Party Wall Act. They act as impartial mediators between property owners and neighbors to ensure that construction work proceeds in a legal and harmonious manner. Here are the key responsibilities of a Party Wall Surveyor:

Serving Notices: One of the primary duties of a Party Wall Surveyor is to serve formal notices as required by the Party Wall Act. This includes serving party wall notices to neighboring property owners, informing them of the impending construction work and their rights under the Act.

Assessing Potential Impacts: Party Wall Surveyors evaluate the proposed construction plans and assess how they may impact neighboring properties. This involves considering issues such as structural stability, potential damage, and safety concerns.

Agreeing Party Wall Awards: When disputes arise between property owners and neighbors regarding the construction project's details, Party Wall Surveyors step in to mediate. They draft legally binding agreements known as Party Wall Awards, which specify the terms and conditions for the work. This includes details on working hours, access rights, and compensation for any damage caused.

Inspecting and Monitoring: Throughout the construction process, Party Wall Surveyors conduct inspections to ensure that the work adheres to the agreed-upon Party Wall Awards. They monitor the project to minimize disruptions and address any issues that may arise promptly.

Resolving Disputes: In cases where disputes escalate beyond amicable resolution, Party Wall Surveyors have the authority to make decisions and resolve disagreements in accordance with the Party Wall Act.


Why Express Party Wall Surveyor is the Best in London

In a city as dynamic as London, finding a Party Wall Surveyor who excels in their role is paramount. Express Party Wall Surveyor has earned a reputation as one of the best in the industry for several compelling reasons:

Expertise and Experience: Express Party Wall Surveyor boasts a team of highly experienced professionals who possess an in-depth understanding of the Party Wall Act and its intricacies. With years of experience in London's construction scene, they have encountered a wide range of scenarios and challenges, making them well-equipped to handle any situation.

Prompt and Efficient Service: Time is of the essence in construction projects, and delays can be costly. Express Party Wall Surveyor is known for its efficiency in serving notices, conducting inspections, and resolving disputes promptly. Their quick response times ensure that projects can move forward without unnecessary delays.

Clear and Transparent Communication: Effective communication is key in any construction project, and Express Party Wall Surveyor excels in this regard. They ensure that all parties involved fully understand the process, their rights, and the implications of the Party Wall Act.

Attention to Detail: When it comes to assessing potential impacts and drafting Party Wall Awards, Express Party Wall Surveyor pays meticulous attention to detail. This level of precision helps prevent misunderstandings and disputes down the line.

Cost-Effective Solutions: While legal disputes can be expensive, Express Party Wall Surveyor strives to find cost-effective solutions whenever possible. They work to minimize unnecessary expenses and ensure that both property owners and neighbors are treated fairly.

Local Knowledge: London's diverse neighborhoods and architectural styles demand a deep understanding of the local context. Express Party Wall Surveyor's familiarity with the city's unique characteristics allows them to tailor their services to specific London boroughs and neighborhoods.

Legal Compliance: Adherence to legal requirements is non-negotiable, and Express Party Wall Surveyor consistently ensures that all actions taken are in full compliance with the Party Wall Act and other relevant regulations.


In the bustling and densely populated city of London, construction projects often involve shared walls and boundaries, making the Party Wall Act 1996 a crucial piece of legislation. A Party Wall Surveyor, such as Express Party Wall Surveyor, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that construction work proceeds smoothly, legally, and without disputes. Their expertise, efficiency, transparency, and commitment to legal compliance make them a top choice for property owners and developers in London. When navigating the intricacies of the Party Wall Act, choosing the best Party Wall Surveyor can make all the difference in the success of your construction project. Express Party Wall Surveyor's track record and commitment to excellence make them the best choice for this essential role in London's construction landscape..

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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.

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  • 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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