Party Walls

BLDA Consultancy advises Building Owners and Adjoining Owners on all matters arising under The Party Wall etc Act 1996. We have experienced Party Wall Surveyors who have an excellent knowledge of the Act.

Notice must be served for particular building works which affect an adjoining owner, and if the adjoining owner dissents, the two owners either agree the appointment of a surveyor, or each appoint a surveyor to resolve the matters in dispute in the form of a party wall award.

In England and Wales, The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act) covers various building works including works to party walls and excavations close to neighbouring buildings.

The Act sets out the procedure to be followed for such building works. In the event of damage arising from the works, the surveyor(s) must determine whether the damage is a consequence of the works and the extent of any making good that may be required. In some cases, and where requested by an adjoining owner, the surveyor(s) must determine the amount to be paid to the adjoining owner in lieu of the damage being made good.

Our work varies from major town-centre redevelopment schemes to smaller London townhouse improvement works, as well as most project sizes in between. Our aim is to resolve what can be technically highly complex matters in a speedy and efficient process.

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