Need more advise about party walls, party wall notices and party wall awards or need to see what could happen when it goes wrong? Try these books
Anstey’s Party Walls: And What to Do with Them
… the standard work on Party Wall Matters by the late John Anstey and updated [we believe] by his protege Graham North. Written in an easy style and straight forward to follow if not a deeply in depth tome.
Party Walls: A Practical Guide
- Nicol Stuart Morrow, a useful counterpoint to Ansteys book and full of useful and additional information – you need both on your shelf.
Party Walls: Law and Practice
- does exactly what it says on the cover and goes usefully with The Party Wall Casebook which is full of useful case studies and case law
And one we really like and think should be on every practitioners let alone interested property owners book shelf – Practical Neighbour Law Handbook by Alistair Redler. Full of info about party walls, hedges, boundaries, over sailing crane agreements, scaffold licences etc etc.
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.
The service is currently only available in London and the South Eastern counties but may be extended nationally soon. All notices are included but you will need to provide the drawings for any Section 6 notice that refers to excavations.
For more information click - PARTY WALL NOTICES
The RICS [Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors] Guide to Party Wall Matters is now available to download from the Resources page.
Available now are a Line of Junction Notice, a 3 Metre Notice, a 6 Metre Notice and a Party Structure Notice. Also available are sample completed party wall notices [PDF format] and a guide to completing the notices yourself. Party Wall Notice Templates
We cannot stress how important it is to get the right documents in place… the photo to the right? A house that needed £100k of repairs after the underpinning and excavation works went slightly adrift, oh and the delay and professional costs for the client were and ADDITIONAL £100k!!