Party Wall Surveyors
In 1996 theParty Wall Actwas extended to cover properties throughout England, after originally being used in London to control building development in the capital. This provided a level of protection to land and building owners where development work was being carried out on land adjacent to their property.
The Party Wall Act placed on the developer or person carrying out the work, an obligation to their neighbouring land/building owners to consider the impact of the work on the condition and stability of the neighbour's property and to enter into an agreement with them in the form of a stability notice and award. This sets out what is to be done, what measures are to be incorporated into the work to eliminate any risk to the neighbours property and to agree in terms of scope of work, condition surveys, repairs, costs etc for which the developer will be responsible to the neighbour.
A lot of people are still unaware that they have legal redress through the Party Wall Act 1996 to protect their property during redevelopment of adjacent buildings and new construction. PCC Consultants have acted as Party Wall Surveyors for both developers and adjacent owners on numerous occasions since the inception of the Party Wall Act and can provide professional services and advice in relation to its enactment.