Terry Smedley, Director of Expedite Safety, has recently completed his Party Wall Surveyor training and has achieved certification with the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (MFPWS). This exciting new service aims to streamline the often-complex world of party walls.
Embarking on construction works that involve shared property boundaries requires careful consideration and adherence to the Party Wall Act 1996. At Expedite Safety, we specialise in providing expert Party Wall advice and crafting comprehensive Party Wall Awards to safeguard your interests and maintain amicable relationships with your neighbours.
The Party Wall Act 1996 encompasses three main categories of work: modifications to a shared (party) wall, the construction of new walls on the boundary, and excavation works in proximity to neighbouring properties. Our team of appointed Party Wall Surveyors, or the Agreed Party Wall Surveyor, meticulously prepares the essential legal document known as the Party Wall Award, ensuring a fair and robust outcome that aligns with statutory requirements.
Why Choose Expedite Safety?
Expedite Safety distinguishes itself by offering a professional and responsive service, guiding clients seamlessly through the Party Wall process. Our commitment to excellence is underscored by our in-depth understanding of the Party Wall Act 1996, reinforced by our membership in the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (MFPWS). As part of the Expedite group of companies, we bring a wealth of expertise to every Party Wall-related project.
When Do You Need a Party Wall Surveyor?
Understanding when to involve a Party Wall Surveyor is crucial. If you plan to undertake any building work near or on your shared property boundary, or ‘Party Wall’, in England and Wales, the Party Wall Act mandates that you inform your neighbours. Party Walls, whether forming part of a building or not, require notification. This includes structures like garden walls (excluding wooden fences) and walls on one owner’s land used by other owners to separate their buildings.
Examples of work that necessitate notification and potential surveyor involvement include building a new wall, cutting into a party wall, altering the height or depth of a party wall, removing features from a party wall, or rebuilding a party wall.
The Party Wall Surveyor Appointment Process:
In cases where an agreement cannot be reached or additional protection is sought, the appointment of a Party Wall Surveyor becomes imperative. This can be a joint decision with your neighbour or individual appointments. The appointed surveyors collaboratively determine the terms of a ‘Party Wall Award,’ specifying the nature, timing, and financing of the work, including the surveyors’ fees.
It’s important to note that Party Wall agreements differ from planning permission or building regulations approval, emphasising the need for specialised expertise in navigating this legal landscape.
Choose Expedite Safety for a seamless Party Wall process that prioritises your interests and ensures compliance with statutory requirements.
For enquiries please contact Terry directly – Terry.email@example.com