PARTY WALL SURVEYOR
The Building Owner - The party carrying out the works.
The Adjoining Owner - The neighbour affected by the works carried out.
Party Wall Surveyors within the Bath and Frome areas.
BUILDING OWNER SURVEYOR
Where works fall within the scope of the Party Wall Act, it is a requirement that the Building Owner serves notices and obtains the consent from the affected neighbour to carry out the works. Should that consent not be forthcoming, the parties are deemed to be 'in dispute' under the Party Wall Act, and Party Wall Surveyors must be appointed to resolve the dispute by why of a Party Wall Agreement (award).
SCHEDULE OF CONDITION
A schedule of condition should always be carried out for both parties to ensure that the pre-commencement condition of the neighbouring property is recorded. This will aid any future disputes confirm whether redial works are required.
ADJOINING OWNER SURVEYOR
If you have been served notice under the Party Wall etc. Act, it is your right to appoint your own Surveyor to represent you. You may feel that the information provided is incorrect, or inadequate. Your Party Wall Surveyor will act on your behalf and assist to safeguard any potential risk of damage to your home, and ensure safety and security is maintained throughout the works.
To dissent to the served notice will request an award (an agreement) to be put in place prior to the start of any works, and will always include a survey of your property to confirm pre-commencement conditions.
Should you dissent and appoint your own Party Wall Surveyor, it is the Surveyor's role to administer the Party Wall etc Act 1996, and safeguard your property.
Under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, the Building Owner is responsible for your appointed Party Wall Surveyors reasonable fee.
THE PARTY WALL ACT
The Party Wall Act is a framework that helps to prevent (or resolve) disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls, and party structures.
Anybody in England and Wales (The Party Wall Act does not apply to Northern Ireland or Scotland) that wishes to carry out any work that falls under any of the associated categories must give fair notice to the owners of any land that is adjoining theirs, and potentially impacted by the associated works.
Put simply, if you are planning to do work on or near a wall or structure that divides your property from your neighbours, you are legally obliged to give your neighbour notice.
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