Party Wall Advice

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 applies where someone wishes to carry out work on or close to a boundary. The work may be the erection of a new structure, changes to an existing structure or an intention to carry out excavations within a specified distance of an Adjoining Owner’s (neighbour’s) property.

A common situation is if you want to install the end of a beam into a party wall or undertake foundation excavations to facilitate an extension near to a neighbouring property. Another situation is if you want to remove an adjoining chimney. In many of these situations notice may need to be served in accordance with the Act and a subsequent Award may be required.

Hamblin Sullivan Associates are experts in the field of party wall matters. We are often appointed to act as third surveyor in the event of a dispute between the Building Owner’s and Adjoining Owner’s surveyors.

Should you wish to discuss your party wall issues with us please feel free to contact us by email at info@hsa-surveyors.com or by phone on 0207 788 7764.

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