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Party Wall Advice

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 01799 543532 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 surveying@taylor-mitchell.co.uk.

QuestionI have just received a notice from my neighbour to say they have applied to the Council to start works for a side return extension. I own a one-bedroom flat next door and will never be able to extend in the manner they intend because of the configuration of the flat. I am concerned that their extension will reduce severely the amount of ... Read more >>

Question I have recently been considering extending the side of my kitchen, the current structure being a standard single storey extension at the rear of a 1920 terraced house. I wondered if it was possible to incorporate the existing brick party wall as part of the new side wall of the kitchen to maximise space, and what this would entail; what ... Read more >>

Question As well as applying to raise his roof, my neighbour has also applied to build a corner conservatory alongside our common boundary. In fact the planning application plans show the rear wall of this lean-to extension as constituting the 6ft garden wall between us - plus another 6ft on top, but only along his half. However, I don’t think ... Read more >>

Question I am building a rear ‘side return extension’ to my Victorian end of terrace property. The new wall and subsequently foundation of my extension will be within 3m of the corner of my neighbours property, however my new foundations will be bearing above the foundations of the neighbours house. I am assuming therefore that there is no ... Read more >>

Categories: Adjoining Owners, Notices

Question We had started to work on a party wall agreement with our neighbour, as it appeared that we would be digging foundations for a new single storey extension deeper than current building foundations. We would be within 3 metres of the neighbours house. However, we found that the soil conditions were so poor that we would have to go down ... Read more >>

Question My house was built (about 25 years ago I think) up against my neighbours Victorian house, hence his gable end abuts mine (my  roof is higher) and there is no party wall as such. There is no gap front or back and his roof is lower than mine with stepped flashing chased into my gable wall brickwork. My neighbour has applied for consent to ... Read more >>

Question We currently live in an old terrace cottage and our neighbour is considering building an extension . The neighbouring property was built after the terrace was completed and you can still clearly identify the old cornerstones to our property and where theirs continues, I presume that this identifies the wall as a ‘Type B’ Party wall ... Read more >>