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Party Wall Surveyor Hackbridge

Undertaking construction work near a neighbouring property can be a complex process, especially when it involves shared walls or foundations. That’s where a Party Wall Surveyor from Simmons Taylor Hall comes in. We ensure a smooth and compliant project by navigating the Party Wall Act 1996. Our experienced surveyors will assess your project, determine if the Act applies, and liaise with your adjoining owner(s) to establish a Party Wall Agreement. This agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties, protecting your project and fostering positive relationships with your neighbours.

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When is a Party Wall Surveyor Needed?

Uncertain whether you need a Party Wall Surveyor in Hackbridge for your upcoming project? The Party Wall Act 199 certain situations involving construction near a shared wall or excavation near a neighbouring property. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Building Works: Any alterations to existing walls shared with a neighbouring property, such as extensions, loft conversions, or underpinning, likely require a Party Wall Surveyor.
  • Excavations: Planning to dig trenches within a specific distance of a neighbouring building? A Party Wall Surveyor can determine if the Act applies and protects your project from potential damage to neighbouring foundations. If you’re unsure about the specifics, consulting a surveyor for a preliminary assessment is always recommended.
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Benefits of Hiring a Party Wall Surveyor

Investing in a Party Wall Surveyor in Hackbridge goes beyond legal compliance. We act as a neutral third party, facilitating communication and fostering positive relationships with your neighbours. Our surveyors will manage the process from initial notices to the Party Wall Agreement, ensuring both parties understand their rights and responsibilities. This open communication minimises the risk of misunderstandings and helps maintain a good rapport with your neighbours throughout the project.

Furthermore, a Party Wall Surveyor safeguards your project in several ways:

  • Expert Assessment: We possess a deep understanding of the Party Wall Act and its implications. This expertise ensures the Act is applied correctly, preventing potential legal issues and delays.
  • Pre-construction Inspection: Our surveyors will conduct a thorough inspection of both properties, documenting the existing condition of the shared walls and neighbouring structures. This record serves as a crucial baseline, protecting you from unfounded damage claims after construction.
  • Dispute Resolution: Should disagreements arise during the project, we act as a mediator, working towards a fair solution that satisfies both parties. Our neutral perspective and knowledge of the Act can prevent disputes from escalating and causing project delays.

What You'll Need A Party Wall Survey For...

Electricity & Pipework
Chasing

Rebuilding Walls

Cutting Into The Wall
For Any Work

Removing A
Chimney Breast

Steel Beam
Installation

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Oliver Boggis
Oliver Boggis
2024-01-22
I instructed STH to undertake a party wall award between my company and a neighbour. Nick was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Many thanks for your help.
Monarfon Holiday Cottage
Monarfon Holiday Cottage
2024-01-22
STH prepared specifications and were able to offer expert advise for elements of our repairs and refurbishment.
Brandon Winchester
Brandon Winchester
2023-04-26
Couldn't be happier with the service that was provided. For reliability and efficiency, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Strongly recommend!

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FAQ's

No, the Party Wall Act only applies to specific construction works. Consult a surveyor if you plan major alterations like extensions or underpinning.
A Party Wall Surveyor can help negotiate an agreement. If talks fail, the Act allows surveyors to issue a legally binding award outlining rights and responsibilities.
Typically, the building owner initiating the project covers the surveyor’s fees, though the Party Wall Agreement can specify cost-sharing arrangements.

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