Party wall surveys

Party wall survey services

Before starting any building work you need to check whether the Party Wall Act applies for your particular project.​​

What are party walls?

Party walls are walls that sit on the land of two or more owners and form part of the building or boundary wall. Party wall structures also cover wall or floor partitions that separate buildings owned by different owners such as flats and maisonettes. Party wall consent can also be required for loft conversions.

Do I need a party wall surveyor?

If you have a shared wall or adjoining wall and are carrying out building works within 3 metres of the party wall you may need a Party Wall Award​. The Party Wall Act is separate from obtaining planning permission or building regulations approval.

The Party wall Act protects the interests of all owners, it also prevents and resolves disputes that may arise in relation to party and boundary walls as well as excavations.

Who appoints a party wall surveyor?

Either the building owner (the client who is carrying out the building work) or the adjoining owner (the neighbour to the building owner) in fact both have the right under the act to appoint their own party wall surveyor or appoint an agreed party wall surveyor if both agree.

What areas do Encompass Surveyors work?

From our Northern office in Hartlepool we provide party wall surveys in the North-east of England including but not limited to Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Darlington, Stockton-on-tees, Middlesbrough through to Scarborough, York and Leeds. For our Southern office please visit:

How much do Party wall surveys cost? Can you provide a survey quotation?

Party wall surveys or awards cost from £150 through to £750+ for a full party wall award. To request a party wall survey quote contact us via our request form or call us.

For help with party wall issues and advice from our experienced party wall surveyors or see the infographic below to help understand the issues, process and costs of party wall survey issues.

Party wall survey Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham

Request Party Wall Survey Advice

Encompass Surveyors are available for providing party wall surveys in the Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Darlington, Stockton-on-tees,  Hartlepool, Middlesbrough through to Scarborough, York and Leeds area call us on 07779 176375.

Or visit the Encompass Surveyors south of England office which covers Southampton, Brighton and Guildford areas.