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Party Wall Services

Shore offers bespoke quotes and professional services tailored to meet your individual needs.

We have experience on many large commercial projects with multiple adjoining owners.  We have the capability and infrastructure in place at Shore to manage and deliver on commercial and large projects. Our team will action and serve all necessary party wall notices, agree awards and undertake detailed schedule of conditions of adjoining properties prior to works commencing.

Our dedicated and experienced in-house surveyors specialise in all party wall matters and can support you through party wall notices and agreements, helping to make the process smooth and seamless.

At Shore, we are able to draw upon an abundance of skill, qualifications and experience to assist our clients in the most practical and efficient way possible.

We are proud to confirm our specialist party wall surveying team are members of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.

   

To find out more about Party Wall and how we can help contact us.

A Building Owner or developer who is planning on carrying out works should plan early. 

If you are proposing large alteration works, deep excavation adjacent to one of multiple adjoining properties then Party Wall Act may apply.  Shore are happy to provide free advice to determine if your works will invoke the Act.

If your works do fall under the Act, the next step is to serve a Party Wall Notice.

You may decide to service notices yourself, however on large and more complicated projects it is advisable to have a surveyor act as an agent on your behalf and produces notices accordingly – we at Shore are flexible with our approach and would be happy to assist in such matters.

The notice will be served to any affected adjoining owner (freehold, leasehold or ‘more than yearly tenants’) and they will have 14 days to consent or dissent to the notice.  If the 14-day period expires,  a deemed dispute arises under the Act.  When a dispute arises, then both parties would appoint a surveyor and they would agree a ‘Party Wall Award’ prior to works commencing.

If you are planning on undertaking works that fall under the Party Wall Act, we would be happy to discuss your options and offer a fee proposal in the event a dispute arises.

If an adjoining property  is planning on alternating, developing or extending a property adjacent to your own then the Party Wall Act may apply.

When the Party Wall Act applies to works, the first ‘official’ step is to have party wall notice served on you.  This can be delivered from the neighbour themselves or a surveyor acting on their behalf.

Once you receive a notice, you would have three or four options on the reply form.

  1. Consent
  2. Consent but request a schedule of condition is undertaken at your property prior to works commencing.
  3. Dissent and you an agreed surveyor
  4. Dissent and appoint your own surveyor.

If you select options 3 or 4, a dispute arises under the Act and the appointed surveyors would agree a document called a Party Wall Award to settle the said dispute.

A Party Wall Award is a legally binding document and includes details of the building and adjoining owners, the appointed surveyors, notifiable works under the Act, clauses that specify the manor of the works and how they are executed.  An appendix is typically included and usually forms a ‘schedule of condition’ of the adjoining owner’s property, latest drawings and any method statements that may apply

If you require advice on any matters relating to the Party Wall Act please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our highly experienced surveyors provide specialised services to meet all your party wall needs.

  • Our services

    We offer a comprehensive range of party wall services:

    • Free and impartial advice on party wall matters
    • Bespoke fee quotes
    • Free services for the preparation and serving of all party wall notices
    • Acting as Building Owner Party Wall Surveyor
    • Acting as Adjoining Owner Party Wall Surveyor
    • Acting as Agreed Party Wall Surveyor
    • Preparation of a ‘schedule of condition’ to all relevant parts of the Adjoining Owners property
    • Preparation and serving party wall awards
    • Re-inspection following completion of works

    Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Party Wall Act 1996

    This Party Wall Act is a framework for preventing and resolving disputes related to party walls, external walls and excavations near neighbouring properties. All disputes are settled by a Party Wall Award from the appointed surveyor(s).

    A property owner who intends to carry out work covered by the Act must give owners of adjoining properties notice of the work they intend to carry out, in accordance with this Act (commonly referred to as Party Wall Notice).

    A Party Wall Notice is the first official correspondence a building owner would serve on an adjoining owner(s). The notice indicates the proposed work and the applicable sections of the Act, and would be served one to two months before the commencement of works.

    If you are building a loft conversion, extension, new development or proposing internal works then the Act has three different sections where works may be notifiable.

    Section 1 – Where a Building Owner intends to build a wall on or astride the boundary line. You would need to serve this notice 1 month before you intend to commence works.

    Section 3 – Any works that may affect a party wall, party structure or party fence wall.  These can include cutting into a wall to insert a steel beam or DPC, removing chimney breasts, demolishing and re-building shared party structures. You would need to serve this notice 2 months before you intend to commence works.

    This is a very broad section of the Act and we would be happy to take a look at the proposed works to determine if they are notifiable.

    Section 6 – If a Building Owner intends to excavate within 3 metres of any neighbouring permanent structure and to a depth below their foundations then section 6 will also apply.

    There is also a 6-metre rule, however, this would typically apply for deep excavations – we would be very happy to advise if you believe this may apply. You would need to serve this notice 1 month before you intend to commence works.

  • What is Party Wall Notice?

    A party wall notice is the first ‘official’ correspondence a Building Owner would serve on an Adjoining Owner(s).

    They will indicate – in writing – what works they propose to build and what section this applies to under the Act. This would be served one or two months before the Building Owner intends to commence works (depending on which section applies).

    A party wall Notice is the first ‘official’ correspondence a Building Owner would serve on the Adjoining Owner(s). They will indicate the proposed works and which section applies under the Act. The Notice would be served one or two months before the Building Owner intends to commence works.

    Party Wall Surveyors are legally obliged to act impartially under the Act.

    There will also be a reply form which will give the Adjoining Owner two options:

    1. Consent to the notice – This then means that the Adjoining Owner is happy with the proposed works and does not require the services of a Party Wall Surveyor – it is recommendable to have a ‘schedule of condition’ undertaken on the Adjoining Owners property before works commence in the event potential damage does arise in the future.
    1. Dissent to the notice – This means that the Adjoining Owner requires the services of Party Wall Surveyor to agree on a Party Wall Award on their behalf before works commence.

    The Building Owner and Adjoining Owner may appoint an Agreed Surveyor or two separate surveyors to act on their behalf.

  • What is a Party Wall Award?

    The Award will make reference and deal with the right to execute the works and the manner they are carried out. A schedule of condition will typically form an appendix to the Award, although this isn’t a legal requirement under the Act.

    It will be the duty of the appointed Surveyor(s) to serve the Award for both the building and Adjoining Owner. The Award will be referred to in the event damages occurs.

    If you have received a Party Wall Notice and would like to appoint Shore or would like free advice on how to proceed please do not hesitate to contact us.

Shore recognise that some building owners may wish to serve their own notices.

We have provided links to the 3 notices below to help.   Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and guidance.  

We strongly recommend that you engage with a party wall surveyor to draft and serve all necessary party wall notices to ensure legal validity.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.   Shore serve all party wall notices free of charge.

Line of Junction Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to build a wall on their land but up to, or over the boundary line. It must be served at least one month prior to the commencement of the work.

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Party Structure Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to undertake construction work directly on a shared structure (as described in the Party Wall Act). It must be served at least two months prior to the commencement of the work.

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Excavation Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to undertake work that involves excavations within 3 or 6 metres of their neighbour’s property, and to a depth lower than their foundations. Plans detailing the proposed excavations must be provided with the notice. This notice must be served at least one month prior to the commencement of the work.

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Download Line of Junction Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to build a wall on their land but up to the boundary line. It must be served at least one month prior to the commencement of the work.

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Download Party Structure Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to undertake construction work (as described in the Party Wall Act). It must be served at least two months prior to the commencement of the work.

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Download Excavation Notice

This notice is served when a party wishes to undertake work that involves excavations within 3 metres of their neighbour's property, and to a depth lower than their foundations. Plans detailing the proposed excavations must be provided with the notice. This notice must be served at least two months prior to the commencement of the work.

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