Do I need a Party Wall Award?
The document that is produced by the two appointed Party Wall Surveyors or in some cases a single “Agreed Surveyor” is known as a Party Wall Award often termed as A Party Wall Agreement.
Or Call the duty Surveyor direct 07764 589 804
Or call the Office on 0207 118 4331 Open 9-9 x 7 days a Week
The question remains, but even if you are entitled to one, do you really need one?
Let’s take a look at who benefits from the Act.
For the Building Owner the Act:
For the Adjoining Owner the Act:
Although the Adjoining Owner receives the greater number of benefits those received by the Building Owner can be very important, particularly in protecting themselves from spurious claims for damage. It is amazing how an Adjoining Owner will swear blind that the crack in their property never existed before all that banging started next door.
The only situations where the benefits gained from a Party Wall Award do not outweigh the cost of preparing it is with minor works. Examples include re-pointing, renewal of flashings or the insertion of a damp proof courses. These are all tasks where technically a Party Wall Notice should be served but the likelihood of significant damage to a neighbour’s property is minimal.
It should be remembered that just because an Adjoining Owner avoids a Party Wall Award by consenting to minor party wall works the building owner’s responsibilities do not disappear. If there is a dispute between the Owners later in the process, for instance over some alleged damage, Surveyors may still be appointed to resolve it.
For immediate attention call the duty Surveyor direct on 07764 589 804
Or Call the Office on 0207 118 4331
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us by EMail
By Telephone on 0207 118 4331
Call the Duty Surveyor Direct On 07764 589 804 Simply Text for a Call Back.