Faulkners Surveyors (Party Wall) was developed in 2010 and has actually proliferated over the past years as a specialist company supplying dedicated and expert services. Our team are dedicated to supplying a quality service for affordable and transparent costs.

Our goal is to make the process as smooth and simplistic as possible by taking all matters forward progressive and in line with the Act. We intend to keep all parties as much as date with the procedure and supply guarantee and comfort in the knowledge that certified specialists in Party Wall Matters have been designated. The guarantee that our surveyors are members of the Professors of Party Wall Surveyors and that the company is a recognised RICS firm supplies a network of security and benefiting elements of the assistance and backing of governing bodies.

The director of Faulkners Surveyors (Party Wall) is likewise a chair for the Northern Home Counties area of the Professors of Faulkners Surveyors (Party Wall) whom offers routine satisfies to make sure all regional surveyors have access to continuous assistance and training. This ensures that we are up to date with recent and relevant case Law along with general practices and working policies.

Faulkners Surveyors (Party Wall) is therefore not just recognised for its expert team and economical services by customers however likewise by and within the network of Party Wall Surveyors both in your area and nationally.

Party Wall (WikiPedia)

A party wall (occasionally parti-wall or parting wall, also known as common wall or as a demising wall) is a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings that is shared by the occupants of each residence or business. Typically, the builder lays the wall along a property line dividing two terraced houses, so that one half of the wall’s thickness lies on each side. This type of wall is usually structural. Party walls can also be formed by two abutting walls built at different times. The term can be also used to describe a division between separate units within a multi-unit apartment complex. Very often the wall in this case is non-structural but designed to meet established criteria for sound and/or fire protection, i.e. a firewall.

Party Wall act

How The Party Wall and so on.

Act 1996 Works In simple terms, the Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 can be divided into 2 stages; first of all the Notifying Phase and second of all, if required, the Disputed Stage. The first stage is where the Building Owners have a legal obligation to serve an official Notification detailing the proposed works upon the Adjacent Owners. If the Adjacent Owners are pleased that the Structure Owners’ proposed works will be of no trouble or, present no hazard of damage to their residential or commercial property, the Adjoining Owners just need to confirm, in writing, that they consent to the works and the Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 could end there. The 2nd stage would only be activated if the Adjoining Owners had any issues connecting to the Structure Owners’ proposals or picked to overlook the Notification served by the Building Owners.
A conflict would then be deemed to have occurred and, the structure supplied by the Party Wall and so on. At the point of a “dispute” having developed, both the Building Owners and the Adjacent Owners have to designate a Party Wall Surveyor to proceed with dealing with the conflict.
Party Wall Surveyors are task bound to administer the Act impartially as they are, in essence, agents of the Court. Prior to any disagreement emerging, Structure Owners and Adjoining Owners do not always require the services of a Party Wall Property Surveyor. However, The Party Wall Business are typically commissioned to offer recommendations on the Act and to serve the relevant Party Wall Notices, ensuring they are legally legitimate. When appointed, the Surveyors will think about the proposed works and agree a Party Wall Award which would detail the structure works and how they need to be undertaken. The rights granted within the Party Wall Award are subject to the Building Owners making good any damage or, the payment of damages in lieu of making great.

What is a Party Wall Notice?

Building Owners preparing to bring out any of the works defined within the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 have a legal responsibility to serve written Notice on any Adjoining Owner who may be affected by the Building Owners proposed works.
Mr Herman wanted to repair the Party Fence Wall that divided the two gardens and served a Notice on Mr and Mrs Lehmann. As Mr Herman only served the Notification in his name, Mr and Mrs Lehmann declined to accept the Notification as being valid and argued that as both Mr and Mrs Herman would be concerned as Structure Owners under the Act, Mrs Herman should also be consisted of on the Notification.

What is a Party Wall Award?

A Party Wall Award is a legally binding file in between Structure Owners and Adjacent Owners, which has been concurred by the selected surveyor( s), authorising the execution of building work in accordance with the Act. A Schedule of Condition survey of the Adjoining Owners residential or commercial property, although not a specific requirement of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, is customary and forms a reference file within the Award.

I Currently Have Preparation Consent And/ Or Structure Control Approval. Do I Still Required To Follow The Party Wall Act?

The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 is a completely different piece of statute legislation to the Town and Country Preparation Act 1990 or the Building Act 1984. If your prepared works would be considered notifiable under the Party Wall Act then yes, you would have to follow the treatments set out within the Act. No Regional Authority permission or approval would eliminate the legal obligation to serve a Party Wall Notice upon your neighbour( s).

Does The Party Wall Act Cover Garden Fences?

The Act does cover “Party Fence Walls” which are deemed to be a wall of strong structure that sits astride a boundary and not becoming part of a structure. Any works to such walls that would be deemed notifiable under the Party Wall Act would likewise apply to Party Fence Walls. Wood fencing, precast concrete posts with infill panel fencing, etc would not be deemed to be a Party Fence Wall, whether astride a limit or not.

If the Adjacent Owners are satisfied that the Building Owners’ proposed works will be of no trouble or, present no risk of damage to their property, the Adjoining Owners just need to validate, in writing, that they consent to the works and the Party Wall etc. At the point of a “disagreement” having emerged, both the Building Owners and the Adjoining Owners have to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to proceed with resolving the dispute. The Party Wall Business are typically commissioned to offer advice on the Act and to serve the appropriate Party Wall Notices, ensuring they are legally legitimate. A Party Wall Award is a legally binding file in between Structure Owners and Adjacent Owners, which has actually been concurred by the designated surveyor( s), authorising the execution of building work in accordance with the Act. Any works to such walls that would be considered notifiable under the Party Wall Act would likewise apply to Party Fence Walls.

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