Commercial and Residential Party Wall

Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, every ‘adjoining owner’ is subject to the provisions of the Act. In a typical domestic scenario, this is usually limited to one other party but, in larger commercial developments in built up areas like Whitstable, the Party Wall Act can affect multiple adjoining owners.

In such cases, the process of serving notices, mediating disputes and issuing Party Wall awards can be complex, lengthy and expensive. At Whitstable Surveyors, we can work on your building project to ensure the demands of the Party Wall Act are dealt with thoroughly and efficiently.

Ways in which we may help you with your Party Wall Issue:

  • If your neighbour is carrying out building work up to your boundary line or abutting the party wall, they are required under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 to issue a formal notice and allow you time to dissent.

  • If you want to dissent from agreeing to the works in the way that the neighbour proposes, or want to make sure that the neighbour’s works are dealt with appropriately to protect your property, our surveyor can help you manage the process effectively and avoid damage and protect your interests. Under the Party Wall Act, your neighbour will usually pay your /our surveyor’s fees.

  • If you’re the party wanting to build, we can help you proceed as smoothly as possible, whilst fulfilling your legal obligations under the Party Wall Act and hopefully keep costs to a minumum.

For Party Wall Act Advice in Whitstable, call us on Freephone: 0800 880 6024