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 [...]
Entries for the ‘Party Wall Surveyor’ Category
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 [...]
A new service by surveyors, Collier Stevens now enables you to get your Party Wall Notices prepared and served free of charge, the only charges are those levied by the Land Registry for searches to confirm adjoining owners but you can save these by doing the search yourself – LAND REGISTRY.
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 [...]
It depends, and it depends largely on whether you get in with your neighbour, whether your neighbour is co-operative and whether you have a fully designed piece of work and how slick and efficient your surveyor can be. This is where your neighbour can insist on the full two surveyor procedure and put your work [...]