• New building work at or astride the boundary between two properties
• Structural work affecting an existing party wall, including repairs, alterations, damp proofing or underpinning
• Excavating and constructing foundations within three metres of an adjoining property
Before carrying out work covered by the Act, the agreement of the adjoining owner(s) must be obtained. We can issue statutory notices to the adjoining owner(s) on the client’s behalf. If agreement cannot be reached between the owners, both parties each appoint their own surveyor(s) or jointly appoint an agreed surveyor, to determine a fair and impartial party wall award. The owner who is carrying out the work normally pays the surveyor’s fees.
Alex Rosen can act as party wall surveyor for either the building owner or the adjoining owner or as an agreed surveyor for both parties.