The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides owners of buildings with certain rights to carry out work to party walls and other structures, and a framework for exercising these rights based on notification and the resolution of disputes via the appointment of surveyors. 


We advise clients on the most efficient utilisation of this legislation, allowing them to maximise their statutory powers and, where necessary, negotiate access to neighbouring land and buildings to facilitate construction and development works. 


Our knowledge of the legal and technical issues arising from the full range of neighbourly matters, allows us to advise our clients on both a strategic and practical level.  Our negotiating skills and proactive approach facilitates the effective management and prompt resolution of all neighbourly matters.



Our services include:

  • Strategic advice on rights and obligations under the Act.

  • Acting as Party Wall Surveyor

  • Recording Schedules of Condition

  • Negotiating construction access for cranes, scaffolding or hoardings.

  • Tunnel Surveys

  • Neighbourly liaison

  • Boundary surveys

  • Dealing with issues of damage and compensation


To adjoining owners to building works or development:

  • Advising on the validity of Notices served, and your rights and obligations, under the Act.

  • Reviewing details of the proposed works to ensure they are suitable and will not cause unnecessary                                   inconvenience.

  • Checking and agreeing schedules of condition.

  • Negotiating party wall awards.

  • Dealing with issues of damage and compensation