20-22 Wenlock Road
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Roles and Responsibilities
A surveyor appointed by both Builder Owner and Adjoining Owner under section 10 (1) (a) of the Party wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act).
The “Agreed” surveyors’ duties are:
Researching, drafting, reviewing and serving Notices upon the Adjoining Owner.
Arranging access and attending site to record the schedule of condition of the Adjoining owner’s property both physically and with recorded images.
Creating an accurate schedule of condition detailing any existing damage.
Produce a fair Party Wall Award(s).
Drafting, issuing and serving the Party Wall Awards to both Building Owner(s) and Adjoining Owner(s) electronically under the Party wall etc. Act 1996 (Electronic Communications) Order 2016. Post works visit site and determine if any damage has been caused.
Publishing additional Awards where damage has been caused.
Service of formal Notices
It should be noted that if notices do not contain all the necessary information, or are not properly served, they will be invalid. Our certified Building surveyors pay attention always, following best practice where possible.
The most time-consuming task that the party wall surveyor performs is the arranging access, inspection and preparation of a schedule of condition of the Adjoining Owner’s property. Our Party Wall surveyors take care to ensure that this is done accurately, with the necessary care and attention, so that any subsequent damage can be properly attributed.
An important point to consider is that once a surveyor is appointed under section 10 (1) (b) of the Act, they have a duty to act in an entirely impartial manner. Any appointment made under section 10 (1) (b) cannot be rescinded for whatever reason.
Building Owners sometimes find this part of the Act is hard to understand expecting that the Surveyor should act in their favour as they are providing for his fee.
However, by being impartial our Party Wall surveyors are simply protecting you against possible future legal action instigated by a disgruntled neighbour who feels the Award is unfair and appeals to the County Court under section 10 (17) of the Act.
The Party Wall Award
This document sets out the Building Owners’ rights and responsibilities in relation to notifiable works and matters of its execution and covers items such as working hours, access rights for the contractors/surveyors during the duration of the development works and in the event of damage.
Finally, to address fees, under all normal circumstances these are provided for by the Building Owners Surveyor appointed by the Building owner will normally quote a fixed fee, as we always do.
Our unbeatable fees for appointment as an “Agreed” Party Wall Surveyor are:
£49.00 + VAT Per Notice.
£350.00 + VAT Per Schedule of Condition (alone, discounts for packages).
£395.00 + VAT Per Award. Without a Schedule of Condition.
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Working as the "Agreed Surveyor" our fees are:
One Adjoining Owner £695.00 + VAT to include Notice, Schedule of condition and Award.
Two Adjoining Owners £895.00 + VAT to include Notice, Schedule of condition and Award.
Three Adjoining Owners £1095.00 + VAT to include Notice, Schedule of condition and Award.
Four Adjoining Owners £1295.00 + VAT to include Notice, Schedule of condition and Award.
These prices are for any project large or small and include all Notices, Surveys and Awards. There are no extras. But exclude basements.
All undertaken by professionally qualified and insured Party Wall Surveyors.
These prices include our RICS Surveyors and Chartered Consultants.
Dissents to notices are costed at £200.00 + VAT Each.
50% Deposit by Pay Pal, Credit Card or bank transfer. Protection under section 75 of the consumer credit act applies.
50% on completion by bank transfer only.
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At Certified Building Surveyors we have a six strong team specialising in Party Wall matters in an independent and impartial manner.
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