WHEN TO HIRE A PARTY WALL SURVEYOR
When you are building an Extension or a Loft Conversion the works may affect your neighbours. It is necessary to serve notices to your neighbours before the build takes place to make them aware of the impact it could have on their own property. A Party Wall Surveyor would issue out the correct notices to all neighbours that are being affected by the works, usually, the neighbours agree on the works taking place and the project starts without any further surprises along the way. This article explains the advantages of using a Party Wall Surveyor to assist you with all party wall matters.
DO I NEED TO APPOINT A SURVEYOR WHEN MY NEIGHBOUR IS BUILDING NEXTDOOR?
As more and more building projects are taking place in these times we are all facing more and more unskilled builders are jumping on the bandwagon of trying to make a quick buck. The building industry has boomed with everyone wanting to build. More people working from home needing the extra space. Building that extension or Loft Conversion to use as an office or extra room to create the extra space needed has become the norm. Building materials have gone up more than 60% in some areas but still, people need the space. Due to Extensions and Loft Conversions costing from £40,000 5 years ago for a typical 3-meter deep single storey Extension to now being £55,000 for the same Extension homeowners are choosing from the cheapest quotes. This leads by not knowing, picking the unskilled builder with limited experience in the building game which then lead to expensive mistakes being made. In Today's day and age, it is necessary to hire the services of a Party Wall Surveyor who will look after the interests of all neighbours, from sending out the correct notices to preparing the schedule of conditions, they will see to that your project is going to be carried out in the right manner which will be the peace of mind to all involved in your proposed project.
Proposed Extensions effecting the Party Wall need to be agreed
Proposed Loft Conversions affecting the Party Wall need to be agreed
Party Wall Surveyors are not cheap, they will make sure safe methods of construction practice is carried out in a safe manner to avoid any damage caused by the building owners project. We can highly recommend Clio Domenech managing Director of PARTY WALL LONDON LIMITED to take care of all party wall matters. Clio has priced her services to be the most competitive out there as we all know that it's an additional expense which then all adds up to the cost of what you have already paid for in terms of Drawings, Council fees, Calculations, Building Control fees etc.
PEACE OF MIND FOR ALL
Last year we have seen homeowners panic when one week into the build the adjoining neighbour has hired the services of a Party Wall Surveyor. The Surveyor has then ordered a court conjunction on the build freezing the works until all resolutions have been agreed. This has lead to builders walking off-site as the delay in resolving all disputes can be a lengthy process. No builder would be volunteering to wait on-site for several weeks doing nothing waiting for all the paperwork to be completed. Another example of what can happen is the adjoining owner can make up false claims that damage has accorded such as cracks on the adjoining property from the building works the building owner is doing, this is rare but can happen and can be hard to prove in an event a claim was to be made. Hiring a Party Wall Surveyor from the start can avoid all situations like this from happening or false claims being made.
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SCHEDULE OF CONDITIONS
Remember that if you appoint a Party Wall Surveyor all party wall areas will be covered giving you that peace of mind.
Please note that you will require structural calculations if any steel beams are designed within your scope of works, this will be charged separately to the engineer.
EACH PROJECT WE TAKE ON IS STARTED FROM SCRATCH SO EVERY NEW JOB IS DESIGNED WITH CARE AND EXPERTISE TO GET 100% SATISFACTION
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I hope you understood this article and find it useful for your proposals we just want you to get the right results and not to make a mistake in doing the build the wrong way around as this could affect the sale to the next purchaser. Regards John. D.