Party Wall Surveyors

Party Wall SurveyorsRMA Surveyors Ltd are party wall surveyors. We provide Party Wall surveying and advice in compliance with The Party Wall Act 1996.  We act on behalf of building owners and adjoining owners, as well as agreed surveyors for both parties.

A Party Wall usually separates buildings belonging to different owners, but could include garden walls built astride a boundary (known as party fence walls).

The Party Wall Act is designed to avoid and minimise disputes. It makes sure property owners notify adjoining owners in advance of proposed works. Typical examples include cutting into a party wall, inserting a damp proof course or flashing and demolishing and rebuilding a party wall or structure.

It’s important to remember that notice should be served even if works are being undertaken only to your side of a wall.

We will help you by employing our knowledge of the Party Wall Act to provide:
•    Initial Party Wall consultation.
•    Ownership detail searches.
•    Serve and/or examine Party Wall notices for compliance with the Act.
•    Establish due diligence has been undertaken, including selection of a third surveyor.
•    Prepare and agree building schedules of condition.
•    Compile and prepare ancillary Party Wall drawings.
•    Agree and serve Party Wall Awards.
•    Oversee works to ensure compliance with a Party Wall Award.
•    On completion of party wall works, assess the building condition and agree any remedial works.

Our services include all Party Wall matters and involvement with secondary and tertiary Party Wall surveyors. We are based in Newbury, Berkshire, but cover London and the south of the UK.

See our blog for further guidance.

Download RICS useful information guide.

If you’re unsure whether you need to enforce the Party Wall Act etc. 1996, please fill in the form below and we will contact you or call us on 01635 579208.

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