There are several ways this can be done – if possible a trial hole can be dug but that may be difficult if the building is detached from yours.
Entries for the ‘Adjoining Owner’ Category
On the one hand there is not much you can do because once appointed a surveyor can only be unappointed if he deems himself incapable of acting but, if like one of our callers this week you were visited by your neighbours surveyor who persuaded you to sign him [ or her ] up as [...]
Here’s a super helpful flowchart showing the Party Wall process from beginning to end. Some fine detail is left out such as special foundations and addendum awards to make it easier to follow but it represents an excellent graphical representation of where the Building Owners Surveyor, Adjoining Owners Surveyor, Third Surveyor, Party Wall Notices and [...]
Why have I received a speculative “notice” from a Party Wall Surveyor even though my neighbour has only just put a planning application in?
OK, lets be careful here… what can [and does] happen is that a planning application is submitted and firms[s] of ambulance chains “Party Wall Surveyors” immediately put out quite official looking, quite alarming letters in the hope of signing people up early. In many cases these actully look like party wall notices event though they [...]
The Act grants a right to a building owner to underpin the party wall.