Have you received a Party Wall Notice and are concerned about the costs of instructing a Party Wall Surveyor? Or are you planning on undertaking works governed by the Party Wall Act and need to understand the cost implications?
The building owner undertaking the work is required by law to serve the relevant Party Wall Notices on adjoining owners, they are responsible for the surveyor’s fees for drafting and serving these notices correctly. As a neighbour (adjoining owner) you should receive a Party Wall Notice if the works are governed by the Party Wall Act, you then have 14 days to respond if you dissent or fail to reply a Party Wall Award will be required. Surveyor’s fees involved in agreeing the Party Wall Award and producing the additional safe guards such as a Schedule of Condition will be the responsibility of the building owner undertaking the works.
Party Wall matters and the associated professional fees must be considered at an early stage, overlooking the Party Wall Act or serving incorrect Party Wall Notices can prove costly in both time delays and legal fees.
Lawson Building Consultancy can guide you through the Party Wall process whether you are an adjoinging owner or the building owner carrying out the works. We tailor our services to suit your requirements:
We are located in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire but undertake Party Wall Surveying across the region, regularly working in Harrogate, Boston Spa, Wetherby, York, Ilkley, Otley and York.
To obtain a fee quotation, please contact Andrew Lawson to discuss your proposed project.
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