Question On the recommendation of our surveyor, the adjoining owner appointed a surveyor. Prior to the issuance of the Award, we have received an invoice from the other surveyor which is in excess or the fee our surveyor is charging and we believe that it is excessive. My query is whether the Award can be made notwithstanding that the adjoining ... Read more >>

Question I live in a middle terraced house, and have recently had a conservatory erected. I informed my neighbours more than 2 months prior of my intentions of the conservatory. I removed part of our party wall and replaced it with a half brick wall as part of the conservatory and footings. I also told her again a week before the building work ... Read more >>

Question We have served party wall notices to our neighbours and have had replys saying they are happy for the works (loft conversion) to go ahead.   Do we now need to draw up Party wall awards to protect ourselves from potential fradulent claims of damages against us thus providing a structural report for the neighbouring property detailing any ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

Question I have appointed a surveyor to deal with the party wall act on my behalf but I am not confident he is enforcing it in the right way.   The 1st 14 day notice was sent to the neighbours to which they did not respond, a second letter was sent giving them 10 days to appoint a surveyor as it was deemed a dispute had arisen due to them not ... Read more >>

Question We have had plans etc drawn up for 2 single storey extensions which have been passed and we have the planning permission for.  We issued the neighbours with a 3 metre party wall notice and a copy of the drawings, they are now not signing the notice and are saying they don’t want the side extension there at all!!!! Answer The ... Read more >>

Question My neighbour is renovating his house and has issued me with a party wall notice. I am happy for him to do the work and do not wish to subject him to the surveyor's fees associated with a party wall agreement, however, I do want some protection against his work causing significant damage to my house. If I consent to his notice, am I ... Read more >>

Question My neighbour has planning permission for a double storey side extension. I am concerned about the extension for various reasons including movement that might be caused underneath my property by the work. We live off a busy main road and get lots of vibration from the traffic, especially when heavy lorries go past. I believe the vibration ... Read more >>

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 ... Read more >>

Categories: Notices, Party Wall Awards

Question I'm hoping you can advise us on the next steps in our dispute with the next door neighbours as the solicitors involved seemed to be milking us all without any intention of closing the issue down.  Despite having a planning permission to demolish our house, we came to a halt 3 and a half months ago as our next door neighbour took us to ... Read more >>

Question We live in a terraced house and the neighbour next door wants to build an extension at the back of his house. At first he said nothing will be on my side of the boundary which is all fine so long he can build what he wants on his land. Now he is saying that as he wants to have the outside wall ending just on the the boundary line, he is ... Read more >>