Where Can I Find a Draft Party Wall Agreement?

by The Party Wall Surveyor

Question

I understand that Party Wall Agreements are normally based upon a draft document (Method statement/Risk assessment etc), the most popular of which is produced by the RICS. Is there an online resource where I can download this document or something similar? I am carrying out some small alterations to my property and as such require a template/guidelines for drafting the document. Any advice you could give me would be of great assistance.

Answer

Publications containing the two most common drafts are available to purchase from the RICS.  I should point out that an owner is not permitted to act as the party wall surveyor on his own property. You can draft you own notice, and you will find drafts in the Government Explanatory booklet, but if the adjoining owner does not consent you must both appoint surveyors that are not party to the works.