Party Wall Surveyors in Stoke Newington
Go for the reassurance of an Stoke Newington 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 Stoke Newington
EC1, N1, N19, N5, N7 and N16.
EC1V based, we are generally never more than a 20 min cycle from your project.
Party Wall Surveyors Stoke Newington, London
We provide Party Wall Surveying services for both residential and commercial projects and properties throughout Stoke Newington.
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.
The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 (“the Act”) is a piece of legislation that sets out the legal framework for resolving disputes between neighbors who are undertaking building work that affects a shared wall or structure. A Party Wall Surveyor is an independent professional appointed by a building owner to oversee the works and ensure that both parties interests are protected.
A professional party wall surveyor can help to ensure that any alterations to a property’s party wall are carried out correctly, safely, and in accordance with the relevant legislation. They will assess the condition of the wall, check for any signs of damage or wear and tear, and advise on measures that should be taken to ensure that the wall is safe and secure. They will also be able to advise on any potential disputes between neighbors over the ownership of the wall and any repairs that may need to be carried out.
Stoke Newington is a vibrant area of North London, full of character and charm, and is home to many period properties. The presence of these older buildings means that Party Wall matters are not uncommon and a Party Wall Surveyor is often required to ensure the works are carried out in accordance with the Act.
So, what does a Party Wall Surveyor do and why is their role so important in Stoke Newington?
A Party Wall Surveyor is responsible for assessing the potential impact of building works on a shared wall or structure and negotiating any disputes between neighbors. They are also responsible for drawing up a Party Wall Award, which is a legally binding document that sets out in detail the terms of the works, the rights and responsibilities of each party, and any necessary precautions to be taken.
The Party Wall Surveyor’s role is extremely important in Stoke Newington, as the area is full of period properties that are likely to be protected by the Act. A Party Wall Surveyor will be able to advise building owners of their rights and responsibilities under the Act and ensure that any works they carry out comply with the law.
A Party Wall Surveyor is also able to provide practical advice on the best way to carry out the works, such as the type of materials to be used, and the most cost-effective way of carrying out the works. They can also advise on the best way to minimize disruption to neighbors and ensure that the works are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
The Party Wall Surveyor will also be able to provide a dispute resolution service if a disagreement does arise between neighbors. This can help to minimize the risk of costly legal proceedings and ensure that any disputes are dealt with in a fair and amicable manner.
It is important to remember that a Party Wall Surveyor is an independent professional, who is impartial and must act in the best interests of both parties. A Surveyor should always be appointed by the Building Owner and must not be employed by either neighbor.
Express Party Wall Surveyors at Stoke Newington are a reliable and experienced team of professionals who can help you protect your property from any potential disputes or disputes with your neighbors. They provide a comprehensive service, which covers all aspects of party wall surveyor work, from advice and guidance to the actual surveys themselves. Their knowledge and expertise are second to none, and their service is both professional and cost-effective. Whether you are looking to protect your property from disputes or simply want to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation to back up any claims you may have in the event of a dispute, Express Party Wall Surveyors at Stoke Newington are the team to call. With their help, you can rest assured that your property and your neighbor’s property are both safe and secure.
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.