Taylor Mitchell are Chartered Surveyors based in Cambridge. We offer residential surveying services throughout Cambridgeshire but also cover parts of Essex and Hertfordshire including the towns of Saffron Walden, Stanstead and Bishops Stortford.
We provide a full range of surveying services including party wall advice, home surveys, leasehold valuations and other types of valuation such as matrimonial and for tax planning purposes. If you are in the process of purchasing a property, we can prepare both Level 2 (Homebuyer) and Level 3 (Building Survey) reports. Please call us on 01223 620755 to discuss which would be most suitable.
This page is where we answer party wall questions from the owners of Cambridgeshire properties. You will find over a hundred such queries below relating to party wall surveyors, fees, notices and party wall awards covering every type of dispute. You are welcome to submit a query via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question What should happen after the structural engineer has completed their plan for the remedial work? I have agreed to the work via the party wall surveyor (I am the adjoining owner) but it's all gone quiet for two months! These roof repairs really need doing, but I'm not sure whether the neighbour will proceed with it. Can I enforce the ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Compensation, Enforcement
Question I’m a leaseholder in a residential flat above a commercial unit. For most of the time that I’ve lived here, the commercial unit has been occupied. The freeholder has recently started the process of splitting the unit below into two. My initial question relates to operation of The Party Wall etc Act 1996 and party structure ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Enforcement, Notices
Question We have recently purchased a house and are planning a small extension. The neighbour has an extractor fan venting from his extension into our yard which we don't think is allowable? We are not sure if his extension is actually on/over our boundary. Would you be able to look into this for us please and to then communicate with ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Rights of Owners
Question We're planning a basement extension and will need to notify the owners of the property next door. It is split in to 3 flats but the freehold is jointly owned by the 3 leaseholders. Do we notify the freehold company, the 3 leaseholders or both? Answer The starting point is the definition of an owner and that is confirmed in ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices
Question I am in dispute at the moment with my Surveyor and the building owners Surveyor over final inspection costs. The building owners Surveyor referenced a Counsels opinion and stated there was no requirement for a final inspection allowance to check the works as the works were deep excavation including a demolition of ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Fees, Party Wall Awards, Surveyors, Third Surveyor
Question My neighbour's back garden is approx. 5ft higher than mine and there is a wall at the boundary. Part of the wall is leaning towards my garden and there are several large cracks. I've spoken to my neighbour about repairing it but they don't want to know. Answer The first step is to review the property’s deeds in case they ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Enforcement, Notices, Rights of Owners, Surveyors
Question Our neighbour started a building project, a loft conversion and rear extension, but work stopped six months ago and the site has been idle since. The scaffolding remains up and does protrudes over the boundary into our property. When we renovated our house we installed a satellite dish for television. We have not been able to use it ... Read more >>
Categories: Adjoining Owners, Compensation, Enforcement, Rights of Owners, Surveyors, Uncategorized