Party Wall Surveying Drawings

Dec 6, 2021

In this weeks Party Wall Surveying blog post, we are going to be discussing party wall drawings, and the applicable drawings you will require if you are planning on undertaking excavation works.

If you are planning on undertaking works that fall within the remit of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, and those works are in the form of some type of extension, rear side or front, that extension will no doubt require some form of foundation.

Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, in order to survey valid and legally standing Party Wall Notice, you will require a set of drawings, that not only show the location of the proposed foundations, but also the proposed depth and profile.

The benefit of this inclusion into the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, is to ensure that the building owner fully notifies his or her adjoining owner thereby ensuring that they are well abreast of the proposed works, location, and potential risks and depths of the foundations, so that they can fully consider them within the Party Wall Notice response options.

By far one of the most common forms of Party Wall Notice invalidity we see here at Stokemont, is Party Wall Notices being served without the necessary and relevant drawings.

While this can lead to adjoining owner confusion, and ultimately concern, it can also mean that the Party Wall Notice procedures need to start De novo, which means that they will need to start afresh, which can be of significant concern and issue to a building owner, who may be in a particular rush to commence the works, and is unable to satisfactorily wait the full notice period again.

If you are planning on undertaking works to your property, and you would like to discuss the party wall surveying procedures, and your legal requirements in Party Wall Notice service, give our team of experienced and qualified party wall surveyors a call today and they will be more than happy to assist you.