The Party Wall Act lays down the procedural requirements arising where owners of buildings wish to undertake construction works that may affect the land or buildings of an adjoining owner.

The principal occasions where the Act apply are: –

  • Works physically affecting the party wall between two properties;
  • Excavations and/or building works that could have an effect upon adjacent properties.

Geoff Beardsley & Partners have experience of acting as Surveyor both for the building owner undertaking work and for the adjoining owner. We can also act as an “Agreed Surveyor” to amicably settle matters between the parties.

We will prepare a Party Wall Award that sets out the details of the Building Owner’s proposals and records the conditions under which the Building Owner must execute those works. The documentation includes drawings and other working details, together with method statements and schedules of condition.