Frequently Asked Questions
Advice to Appointing Owners
Our clients are often seeking clarity on the party wall process, cost implications, timeframes…etc. We felt it would be useful to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Michael White C.Build.E FCABE FFPWS, one of our senior surveyors, adds his comments to frequently asked questions that have been put to us by our clients….
Party Wall Process, Costs and Timeframes
Can I serve the party wall notice myself?
How much do you charge to prepare a notice?
Does this include land registry check?
Do you send the notices yourselves or do we have to send them?
How long does it normally take to send the notices?
How much do I pay if my neighbour consents to the notice?
What is a Schedule of Condition?
What if my neighbour won’t allow access for a Schedule of Condition
If my neighbour consents, do we still get a Schedule of Condition?
How much do you charge for the Award?
Are these prices fixed fees?
About Our Services
If my neighbours appoint a surveyor, do I have to pay their fee?
What can I do if I have a complaint regarding the party wall process?
Are you regulated?
How long does the whole process take?
Find out more about the Party Wall etc Act
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A Party Wall Agreement relates to a party wall, which is a wall or structure that divides or is shared between two (or more) properties. The ownership of each property usually extends to the centre of the dividing wall. Party Wall Agreements are covered by the Party...
How Much Is A Party Wall Agreement? The cost of a party wall agreement will depend on the type of project being carried out and the quality of the design information in place. The cost is determined by the surveyors hourly rate and the amount of...
WHEN IS A PARTY WALL AGREEMENT REQUIRED? The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a procedure to follow when building work is likely to impact the adjoining properties. Work involving alterations to a party wall, excavations close to neighbouring buildings, or new...