Party Wall Surveyors

Since the introduction of the Party Wall Act 1996, Hills have been actively involved in the preparation and adjudication of Party Wall Awards.

The aim of the act is to protect owners/occupiers of property from neighbouring building developments that may affect their building structurally.  In so doing the owners of the development are required by law to notify certain works that may or may not have an impact on their neighbouring structure such as:

  • Working on an existing wall shared with another property
  • Building on the boundary with a neighbouring property
  • Excavating (including piling) near a neighbouring property.

However, the act is not all one way traffic and some benefits have been granted to ‘developers’ in relation to works on or to Party Walls.

Hills have acted and continue to act for both property owners developing their properties and neighbouring owners who wish to protect their interest.