Advice on Party Wall Notices Surrey
The need for Party Wall Notices came about as a result of the extension of the original London Party Wall Act to the rest of the country. The more recent 1996 Party Wall etc Act now applies to the entire country. If a property owner is altering their property and either proposing to cut into or use a party wall to support a structure or build adjacent or near to an existing property, then they are likely to be required by Law to serve Notice under the Party Wall Act.
This affects both residential and commercial owners considering extensions, extending their premises near to boundaries and new development close to adjoining properties.
We are able to offer advice to Clients on party wall notices Surrey, in the first instance as to whether they will need a “Party Wall Award” and if so, then draw up any necessary Party Wall Notices/ Awards to ensure that the interests of both the Building Owner and the Adjoining Owner are protected under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
The Act may require Party Wall Surveyors to be appointed to act for both the Building Owner and the Adjoining Owner in relation to any construction matters on or near the boundary.
The process can be complicated and you need expertise such as ours to protect you against potential excessive and quite possibly unnecessary expense and liability.