Dawson and Associates are extensively qualified and experienced in Party wall awards, matters and disputes. Our long standing association with the FPWS including our senior partners extended seat as president of the Faculty gives up the opportunity to provide free initial advice and help with what can be quite a daunting process whether it is yourself carrying out building works or your neighbour. We are here to help.
Our fees start from:
– Adjoining owner Surveyor £600
– Building Owner Surveyor £800
– Agreed Surveyor £1000
All prices are subject to VAT and may alter depending on complexity and location of the award. We are also able to offer our services for servicing of appropriate notices and plan checking to ensure the correct notices are served. Please call one our qualified members of staff for informed and impartial advice.
You may consent to your neighbours works.
However, it is always prudent to have what is termed a Schedule of Condition of the areas of your property that are likely to be affected by the works.
This will give you a record of the condition of your property prior to works commencing and a point of reference in the event of any damage.
We can normally undertake this for a fee of £400 plus VAT. Copies of which are given to both parties.
It is not unreasonable in these circumstances for the person undertaking the works to pay for the Schedule of Condition. It also protects them from contentious claims.
For further information, please see the RICS Party Wall document here.