Party Wall

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 came into force on 1st July 1997 and applies throughout England and Wales.
It provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls and excavations near neighboring buildings.

Based on some tried and tested provisions of the London Building Acts, which applied in inner London for many decades before the Act came into force.
Anyone intending to carry out work (anywhere in England and Wales) of the kinds described in the Act must give Adjoining Owners notice of their intentions.

Where the intended work is to an existing part wall (section 2 of the Act) a notice must be given where the work will not extend beyond the centre line of a party wall.


Our surveyors have vast experience in this field and have worked over the years on a wide range of projects varying in size and type across all parts of England and Wales. We take a commercial and pragmatic approach, obviously working within the parameters of the legislation and adding value where possible. We work with the project team from the early stages of a scheme to facilitate the work on site; on time and to plan.
Service Examples

  • Party wall – building owner’s surveyor
  • Party wall – adjoining owner’s surveyor
  • Party wall - agreed surveyor
  • Crane oversailing
  • Scaffolding and hoarding licenses
  • Access to neighboring land
  • Boundary disputes 

party walls