Chartered Building Surveyors, Chartered Building Engineers and Architectural Consultants

Party Wall Surveyors

A service tailored to your needs


Contemplating building works and wondering if you need to notify your neighbours as works are near the ‘Party Wall’ boundary? Have you received a ‘Party Wall Notice’ from your neighbour informing you about works near your party wall? Are you worried that a company has contacted you warning of works to a neighbouring property which should be notified to you? Involved in a neighbour dispute about building works next to your property?

If your building works involve a free standing wall or the wall of a structure on/close to a boundary that:

a) is to be constructed anew (Section 1)

b) already exists but is to be changed/extended or (Section 2)

c) is to be disturbed by closeby excavation (Section 6)

then the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 is quite likely to apply. Under the Party Wall Act you, not the Local Authority, are legally obliged to determine if your project falls within the scope of the Act. You are legally responsible to advise your neighbours and obtain their consent or the reverse if they are the Building Owners undertaking works next to your property.

Our approach ...

Building Consultancy Bureau offers a complete service: one of our Chartered Building Surveyors will come along and advise if works fall within the scope of the Act; serve the required legal Notices to appropriate parties and ensure the correct procedures are followed. More significantly, we can verify that your best interests are protected when it comes to understanding and managing the implications of structural works adjacent to you and your neighbours’ homes.

Whether you are undertaking the works as a ‘Building Owner’ or are merely involved as ‘Adjoining Owner’ (ie. a neighbour) BCB are able to offer advice and act as Party Wall Surveyors. We are pleased to act solely for one client or, to assist in budget control, are happy to act for both parties as Joint Party Wall Surveyor if required.

Call our Bournemouth office on 01202 537000 or Southampton on 02380 388688 and speak to a surveyor for more information.

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Bournemouth Office
Tel: 01202 537000

Chartered Building Surveyors, Building Engineers and Architectural Consultants

780 Wimborne Road

Southampton Office
Tel: 02380 388688

Chartered Building Surveyors, Building Engineers and Architectural Consultants

81 London Road
SO15 2AA