The Party Wall Act provides the framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near to neighbouring properties.


The Party Wall Act provides the framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near to neighbouring properties.

3.Excavation within 3 or 6 metres

depending on the depth of ...

1. Building over or up to the boundary.

2. Various work to a party wall/structure

How can we help?

We can take the time to discuss your requirements. We are able serve Notices on your behalf free of charge. We can act on your behalf ensuring an Award is served that settles any dispute.

Further information

If you would like further information on the Party Wall Act, there are several things you can do:

· You can read our blogs which describe in further detail various aspects of The Party Wall Act. We have chosen to write about topics following feedback from people’s experience of the Act. Should you wish for us to write about a particular topic, please email us: info@tpwc.co.uk

· You are welcome to contact us to discuss any questions that you may have about the Party Wall Act.

· We find the following document produced by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors very useful – click on the icon below to access it:



Whether you are an architect, property developer, contractor or just have a keen interest in Party Wall matters, we are able to offer tailor-made talks on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Our talks are free of charge and we do this because we enjoy connecting with people.

Our talks are unique to the needs of your business, for example, if you are a company specialising in loft construction, we will deliver a talk that will deal purely with Party Wall matters associated with loft construction. We are able to deliver talks for varying levels of experience, whether you are new to the Party Wall Act or have had some experience, our talks can be adjusted so that they are relevant to your needs.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a talk.



Most Surveyors charge for this service however we believe in giving free advice and taking this further, we are happy to serve your notices for you free of charge. Using us to serve the Notices should ensure that they are valid and sent to the correct adjoining owner. We will identify to who the Notice needs to be served upon and we use land registry to obtain further details which ensure accuracy. We will also provide you with further information detailing how the adjoining owner can respond to the Notice and also, what happens if they fail to respond.

If you are unsure, then do please get in touch to discuss your proposals and we will advise you.

Simply give us a call or send over a copy of your drawings and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.





A Schedule of Condition can be a useful document to have in the event of an allegation of damage. A Surveyor can visit a property adjacent to where work is due to be carried out.


The Surveyor should attend prior to the work commencing and should record the condition of the property. The Surveyor will use his / her expertise to ensure that the property is adequately covered and will produce a report that will be sent to the person carrying out the work along with the affected neighbour. 


The Schedule of Condition acts as a protective mechanism by ensuring that both sides are protected in the event of an allegation of damage. As pre-existing defects should have been documented, the Schedule can help both sides to determine whether or not the damage was caused by the work. Additionally, the Schedule can help to ensure that any remedial work is accurately determined. 



If you would like to view a sample of our Schedule of Condition, just click the download button below:



Access is sometimes required onto a neighbouring property and rights of access can be exercised under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and the Access to Neighbourly Land Act 1992


There are some scenarios whereby access onto neighbouring land is required but there are no rights that can be used to force this through. Therefore it is necessary to obtain the express consent of the adjoining owner. An access licence can allow oversail with cranes and scaffolding, hoarding or just allow specified people onto the neighbour’s land subject to conditions which ensure that the neighbour has adequate protection. 


We will do our best to negotiate a licence that benefits both the building owner and the adjoining owner so that access is granted.


We have chosen to fix our fees. Party Wall Surveyors often charge by the hour but in our experience this can add a level of uncertainty to the process. Furthermore, charging by the hour can motivate a Surveyor to prolong matters to the detriment of the person picking up the bill. 


We can serve Notices for free, so do please contact us to discuss your requirements. 


We can complete a Schedule of Condition for you from £400 + VAT. 

Party Wall Awards are from £1,000 + VAT. 


Should you require our services for more than one interest, you will benefit from an economy of scale and we significantly reduce our fees where further input is required. 


Please contact us to discuss your scheme and we will provide you with a fixed fee proposal.



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