Why and when will you need a party wall surveyor?

by Shawn William Creative Writer

A party wall is basically a wall that is shared between two buildings through a terrace or a semi-detached house ormaybe between two gardens. It basically separates the homes of two owners.

Before a party starts his/her building works, they need their neighbours to sign a party wall agreement. Here they will need a party wall surveyor to handle the legal procedures. You will find excellent party wall surveyors in London, Manchester, and Brighton and in other cities as well.


Who is a party wall surveyor?

Party wall surveyors are basically people who handle the legal procedures of the party wall disputes or agreements. They are not exactly in support of any party, unlike lawyers. They do have an “appointing owner”. But they are ordered to handle the process very neutrally.


When will you need to serve a party wall notice?

If you want to do any sort of work concerning the party wall, you will have to serve a notice first. If you decide to-

a.      Loft extensions

b.      Excavate the foundations for a bit more extension

c.       Insert damp proof courses

you will need to serve a party wall notice.


What real-life benefits will I get for appointing a party wall surveyor?

In cases regarding party walls and such, the situation can get very messy very soon. Let’s look at what these professionals will be bringing in to the scene.

1.      He will make the whole process very smooth.

2.      If the neighbour might not agree to the party wall notice, it is advised that the owners involve a party wall surveyor from an early phase. They will act accordingly.

3.      The most important task is making a schedule of conditions. It helps identify any subsequent damage.

4.      Party wall surveyors act in a very neutral manner. We can always depend on them for the just result.


It is hard going through these procedures by yourself. But if you have a surveyor with you, you can come to an agreement without breaking a sweat.

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