Question Back in July last year we served notice (via our surveyor) to our neighbour with regards to the rebuilding & extension of a party wall.  They immediately dissented and appointed their own surveyor.  Various meetings, discussions and communications were had, primarily concerning insuring our neighbour against loss of business (he ... Read more >>

Question My neighbour has recently completed major renovations to his terraced house.  The works carried out have caused significant damage to my property, mainly in the form of large cracks that have appeared in the joining wall between our houses.  It has been agreed by my neighbour and the party wall surveyor that my neighbour is liable and ... Read more >>

Question I have a little problem.  I have been issued with a court injunction.  I started a rear extension and I issued a simple 3 metre notice to the adjourning owner, and I commenced work.  There was a small party wall which formed a small room on my property and nothing for the neighbour.  As we were digging foundations the small party ... Read more >>

Question Our neighbour is having an extension built that does not effect our shared party wall.  A party wall award was prepared and signed and we had no reason to worry  until the builder told us that they had made a 'variation' and now they were going to insert a steel beam into the party wall.  This is a change to the agreed works but we ... Read more >>

Question We are intending to build a single storey rear extension and loft dormer conversion at the rear of our property, which would go from boundary to boundary (we are in a mid-terrace property).  The neighbours one side have signed the party wall letter, and have not been concerned about the work we will be carrying out.  On the other side, ... Read more >>

Question After entering into a dispute with a neighbor (because they did not respond within the time period) my surveyor appointed another surveyor in his own practice to act on their behalf in the party wall process. We have shown all details of a draft party award to the neighbours but if finalized (and the award is made) they are now ... Read more >>

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 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 >>