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The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996
by Paul Guest BSc (Hons) AssocRICS


the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 came into force on 1st July 1997 and applies throughout England and Wales. The act provides a legal framework for preventing disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations within close proximity to adjacent properties.

Are you planning to extend your property or are neighbours extending their property?
Are you undertaking work on a Party Wall including inserting flashings or a damp proof course, cut away chimney breasts or projections, raise, rebuild repair, underpin, expose the Party Wall to the weather or enclose upon a wall?
If so : There may a requirement for Party Wall notices to be served on neighbouring properties

As an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and member of the highly regarded Pyramus and Thisbe Club, I have considerable experience in Party Wall matters and as an associate surveyor at Fraser Wood I am able to provide bespoke professional advice and offer initially a free consultation and confirm a fee proposal for our Party Wall services.

Serving notices on adjoining owners – from £150 + VAT –

If a dispute situation arises and a party wall award is required to be prepared, the cost of preparation of an award including the preparation of a schedule of condition (detailing the condition of the property within the vicinity of the works before construction is undertaken).
Please note: If the adjoining owner(s) chooses to appoint a separate surveyor to act on their behalf as a building owner you would be responsible for their fees in addition to ours.


If you require any Party wall advice either as a building owner – intending to undertake work or an adjoining owner having received notice or not, please feel free to contact me at Fraser Wood, the leading estate agents in Walsall on 01922 629000 or email me at professional@fraser-wood.co.uk

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