Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters

As our towns and cities increase in density, party wall and neighbourly matters are becoming increasingly complex. Development in close proximity to neighbouring property is governed mainly by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

You’ll need an adviser who can guide you quickly and efficiently through the process. One that minimises the risk of delay, and employs effective solutions that protect both your interests and real estate.

Whether you are a building owner or neighbour

We proactively and pragmatically apply our detailed knowledge of the relevant legislative frameworks throughout the design process avoiding delay to the development and limiting inconvenience and intrusion.

Procedures for party wall work, covering noise, disturbance and access can all be documented in the Awards we issue or agree, which we ensure are all in place in a timely manner.

Other areas which may affect the developer or neighbour include crane oversailing, scaffolding erection and access agreements.   We are able to guide you through these other procedures, and assist you with the reduction of the risks for delay, both to the developer and as a potential affected neighbour.

Professional, expert opinion

Our membership of the P&T club and of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, means that we advise on best practice and latest legal judgements concerning party wall legislation. We also advise on boundary determinations, can prepare court compliant reports for disputes and provide Expert Witness services.

Philip Ives

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Philip Ives

+44 (0) 7943 021 387 philipives@powellwilliams.co.uk