Party Wall Services
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 was introduced to prevent and resolve disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. Where certain conditions are met, Party Wall Notices lead to the statutory appointment of Party Wall Surveyors to agree works that can affect properties neighbouring a proposed development.
The individual or company responsible for instructing the intended development works is known as the Building Owner. It is the Building Owner’s legal obligation to issue Party Wall Notices on all affected Adjoining Owners to ensure that their interests are protected.
This should take place prior to the commencement of work on site, and with enough time before the project begins to allow for the formation of Party Wall Awards.
At The OM Group, we work with experienced and dedicated Party Wall Surveyors who can ensure that all information is considered so that Building Owners and the proposed developments are fully protected within the context of the Party Wall Act. This enables construction works to commence smoothly on site and without delay.
In addition to this, other services that can be provided include the negotiation and agreement of access arrangements or licences for construction activities such as the erection of scaffolding or the over-sailing of cranes.
Adjoining Owners who receive Party Wall Notices, also have the right to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to protect their interests. Our surveyors have a depth of knowledge that can assist in anticipating the impact of the Building Owner’s proposed works. This enables the Adjoining Owners to protect their interests and ensure that they have the information needed to make informed decisions.
Whether appointed as the Building Owner’s Party Wall Surveyor; acting on behalf of the Adjoining Owners or acting as the Agreed Surveyor, our partners are all experienced professionals and ensure that they provide expert advice and recommendations when administering the Party Wall Act.
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