When your neighbour is planning to do building work that involves a party wall, they are required to serve a party wall notice to the owners of adjacent buildings.
When you receive a party wall notice, it is your right to appoint a party wall surveyor to act on your behalf.
The fees for your party wall surveyor are paid by the building owner who is planning the building works, if the building works are solely for their benefit.
The party wall surveyor will liaise with the other party and put forward your preferred outcome. They will create an award that agrees in writing on details like:
Remember that the surveyors have a duty to resolve matters in a fair and practical way!
Works that require to serve a party wall notice are:
In practice, it means your neighbour might be planning to:
On our website, we have detailed guides on Party wall agreements for loft conversions and on How to plan building works that don’t require party wall agreements.
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