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Property matters can often be confusing, with multiple professional opinions and sources of information available from the simplest of searches.

Through our weekly blog post, we aim to clarify Property topics in an easy to follow and informative approach.

Party Wall Garden Access

Party Wall Garden Access

In this week’s property surveying blog post topic, we are going to be discussing party wall access, and in particular, party wall garden access. Under the Party Wall Etc Act 1996, a building owner has the legal right of access onto an adjoining owner’s land, for the...

What is a Third Surveyor?

What is a Third Surveyor?

In this week’s party walls surveying blog post, we are going to be discussing third surveyors and when they are applicable in the Party Wall procedures. A third surveyor is selected for any party wall scenario where there are two respective building owner’s, and...

Electronic Party Wall Notice Response

Electronic Party Wall Notice Response

In this week’s Party Wall Surveying blog post topic, we are going to be discussing Party Wall Notices and the response options that adjoining owners have open to them, when they are served a Party Wall Notice by the building owner. In normal times, prior to the...

Post Work Schedule of Condition Reports

Post Work Schedule of Condition Reports

In this week’s party wall surveying property blog post topic, we are going to be discussing party wall surveying procedures.  This blog post is going to focus on whether it is reasonable for an adjoining owner’s party wall surveyor to undertake a post-work Schedule of...

Are Party Wall Surveyors Qualified?

Are Party Wall Surveyors Qualified?

In this weeks property surveying blog post, we are going to be discussing party wall surveyors, and whether they require any formal qualification. Oddly, from a legal perspective, a party wall surveyor does not require any form of formal qualification. Yes, you heard...

Party Wall Notice Service by Hand

Party Wall Notice Service by Hand

In this week’s Property Surveying podcast, we are going to be discussing Party Wall Notice service and some helpful tips to try and generate the most positive adjoining owner notice response as possible. If you’re planning on undertaking construction works that fall...

Party Wall Neighbourly Considerations

Party Wall Neighbourly Considerations

If you’re planning or undertaking construction works to your property and are in the process of considering how to approach the party wall procedures, we thought we would set out a few observations that we’ve picked up over the years that have always helped a building...

How to Access to a Neighbour’s Land?

How to Access to a Neighbour’s Land?

If your neighbour rejects your request for access to their land for repair and maintenance work that you need to do for preserving your property, do you then have no choice but to abandon your work? The answer is no. This is when a property disputes lawyer can...

What are Drilled Piles?

What are Drilled Piles?

In today’s Property Blog post, we are going to be taking a focused look at Drilled Piles through a Party Wall Surveying perspective. Drilled Piles, also known as Bored Piles are formed through the process of drilling out the soil and earth using a specialist pilling...

Party Wall Foundations

Party Wall Foundations

In this week’s party wall surveying blogpost, we are going to be discussing party wall foundations and in particular, hit and miss sectional bays.  Hit and miss sectional bays are a form of construction whereby the contractor will dig the proposed foundations in a...