I am a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. I will act as your Party Wall Surveyor serving the required notices, prepare schedules of condition and draft a subsequent Party Wall Award in accordance with the Act.
The 1996 Party Wall etc Act applies where someone wishes to carry out work close to a boundary for example:
- Construction of new walls on the line of junction.
- Repairs and alterations to the wall itself e.g. install the end of a beam into a party wall, underpin, thicken or raise a party structure.
- Excavations within 3m and 6m of adjoining properties.
It is important to remember that the Act has been drafted for the benefit of both parties to clarify what work is to be done, when it will be done and what precautions need to be taken during the works.