If you’re planning to undertake construction work on a shared boundary with your neighbour, you might need a party wall agreement.
It’s a legal document that outlines the responsibilities and rights of both parties involved in the construction process.
The Party Wall Act was introduced to regulate construction work that involves shared walls between neighbouring properties. When you plan to undertake work on a party wall or within a prescribed distance of a neighbour’s property, you are required to serve notice to your neighbour to inform them of your intentions.
This applies to any type of work that falls under the Act, including repairing or demolishing a party wall, excavating near a neighbouring property, or constructing a new wall on a boundary.
Faulkners Party Wall Surveyors are experts in Party Wall matters and can help guide you through the process to ensure that your work complies with the Party Wall Act. We can assist you with the following:
We can help you draft and serve the necessary notices to your neighbours in Surbiton. Our team can ensure that the Notice provided meets the requirements of the Party Wall Act and complies with the necessary timelines.
A Pre-Construction Survey will usually be undertaken by a surveyor prior to the commencement of the work. This survey provides a detailed record of the condition of the neighbouring property before any works begin, and aims to identify any existing defects that could be attributed to the planned works. Our team will provide a thorough and detailed Pre-Construction Survey to protect your interests as well as your neighbour’s.
In situations where a neighbour dissents or raises concerns about the proposed work, we can help mediate and resolve disputes. Faulkners Party Wall Surveyors can act as the agreed surveyor, or appoint an independent surveyor on the neighbour’s behalf, to draw up a Party Wall Award.
If you have a property in Surbiton and are planning to undertake work on a party wall or close to a neighbouring property, you are required by law to serve notice to your neighbour. You will need to provide your neighbour with details of your intended work at least two months before the start date of the work. Alternatively, if you plan to start work within one month of the notice, you can provide a shortened notice period of one month.
The Party Wall Act can be complex, but Faulkners Party Wall Surveyors can help you navigate the process to ensure that your work is compliant with the legislation. We will ensure that all necessary notices are served correctly and on time, and that your interests as well as your neighbour’s are protected. Contact us today to find out more about our Party Wall services in Surbiton.