Commercial and Residential Party Wall
Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, every ‘adjoining owner’ is subject to the provisions of the Act. In a typical domestic scenario, this is usually limited to one other party but, in larger commercial developments in built up areas like Portsmouth, the Party Wall Act can affect multiple adjoining owners.
In such cases, the process of serving notices, mediating disputes and issuing Party Wall awards can be complex, lengthy and expensive. At Right Surveyors, we offer a team of surveyors to work on your project to ensure the demands of the Party Wall Act are dealt with thoroughly and efficiently.
If your neighbour is carrying out building work up to your boundary line, they are required under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 to issue a formal notice and allow you time to object.
If you want to dispute the works our surveyor can help you manage the process effectively and avoid damage. If you’re the party wanting to build, we can help you proceed as smoothly as possible, whilst fulfilling your legal obligations.
If you are happy to agree a plan with your neighbour , we can act as a single impartial surveyor acting in the best interests of the property to make sure that there is no dispute between the parties. This is known as acting as a joint surveyor.