Party wall,

without the hassle.

Save money and complete party wall works, while keeping neighbours reassured and protected.

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Frustrated with the Party Wall process?

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Complying with the Party Wall Act can be a confusing and stressful experience.

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Sadly some Party Wall Surveyors play on this to maximise their fees 
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 Neighbours who could have agreed don’t.  Everyone loses out.

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Complying with the Party Wall Act can be a confusing and stressful experience.

expensive
Sadly some Party Wall Surveyors play on this to maximise their fees 
warning

 Neighbours who could have agreed don’t.  Everyone loses out.

We’re here to help you.

  • We’re ethical Party Wall Surveyors who believe The Party Wall Act is meant to resolve disputes, not create them.

  •  We use sensible, well-structured administration of The Act to help reasonable owners resolve Party Wall matters.

  • Our unique approach helps everyone through the Party Wall process towards a fair, amicable and cost effective outcome.

 

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Relax

Our unique approach gets your job done.  It’s simply about being open, honest and presenting info clearly to get the best outcome.

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Save Money

We’re not interested in escalating problems to increase fees.  We would rather help neighbours who want to agree..well, agree.

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Stay On Good Terms

We specialise in helping sensible owners through the Party Wall process towards a fair, unbiased and amicable outcome.

relax cup of tea

Relax

Our unique approach gets your job done.  It’s simply about being open, honest and presenting info clearly to get the best outcome.

cost of party wall surveyor

Save Money

We’re not interested in escalating problems to increase fees.  We would rather help neighbours who want to agree..well, agree.

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Stay On Good Terms

We specialise in helping sensible owners through the Party Wall process towards a fair, unbiased and amicable outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a Party Wall and the Party Wall Act?

Put simply, a Party Wall is a wall shared between two owners.

The Party Wall 1996 etc. Act is a legal framework to enable work to be done on, and close to, party walls while protecting adjoining owners.

Works covered by the act include:

  • Building on a boundary that is not built on (e.g a new wall for a rear extension etc)
  • Works to shared walls and structures (e.g. inserting steel beams, removing chimney breasts etc)
  • Excavations close to a neighbour’s property (e.g foundations, basements etc).

Do I have to use the Party Wall Act?

The Act is separate from planning permission or building regulations. If your proposed works come under the Act you are legally required to use it.

The Act is invoked by the person doing work serving ‘notice’ of their intended works to Adjoining Owners. You can do this yourself, but if done incorrectly the whole process can become invalid so most people prefer us to do it for them.

What is a Party Wall Surveyor?

Once the building owner has served notice, the adjoining owner can either ‘consent’ (not have concerns) or ‘dissent’ (have concerns) about the proposed works.

If they ‘dissent’ then Party Wall Surveyor(s) are appointed to resolve matters by drawing up a party wall agreement (called an ‘Award’).

When choosing a Surveyor it makes sense to appoint someone well versed in the workings of the act.  All our surveyors are members of the FPWS (Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors) and follow the FPWS Code of Conduct.

 

Why is the Act useful?

It is intended to prevent and resolve disputes.  It enables building owners to build and adjoining owners to be protected.

Sounds good, so what's the problem?

While well intended, quirks in the act mean it can be complicated/confusing to administer and understand.  Anyone can be a Party Wall Surveyor and it’s easy for neighbours to fall out. A few unscrupulous surveyors take advantage of this to maximise their earnings.

Why are you different?

At WellStructured we’re party wall surveyors who specialise in sensible party wall solutions. Unlike some Party Wall Surveyors who confuse & divide, we’re more interested in helping neighbours reach a fair outcome with the minimum of disagreements.

Our unique approach comes from direct experience of the frustrations the party wall process can cause, and is simply about being open, honest and presenting info clearly.

That means we’re selective about who we work with. Please look elsewhere if you’re not interested in a fair resolution or want to deliberately create problems for your neighbour.

We’re trusted Party Wall specialists.

We specialise in Party Wall Surveying so have the know-how to actually help.  We always act fairly and impartially and follow the FPWS code of conduct.

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Regulated By FPWS

Our surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and follow the FPWS Code of Conduct.

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Party Wall Specialists

We only do Party Wall Surveying. That means we’re specialists with the know-how to get you the best results.

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Payment is safe and easy.  We use market leading technology so that you can pay the way you want.

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Top Rated Service

” …we were able to agree with the couple nextdoor to use a single surveyor rather than having to pay for two surveyors. “

” ..the award was completed on time and both me and my neighbour were happy,  I would recommend”

Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors

Regulated By FPWS

Our surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and follow the FPWS Code of Conduct.

Party Wall etc Act 1996

Party Wall Specialists

We only do Party Wall Surveying. That means we’re specialists with the know-how to get you the best results.

Take your next step.

Are you proposing Party Wall works?  Is your neighbour planning works?  Click below to learn more.

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WellStructured Party Wall Surveyors
52 Victoria Road
London
N4 3SL

 

0208 064 1959

team@wellstructured.co.uk

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Our Party Wall Surveyors follow the FPWS Code of Conduct.

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