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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