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Party Wall Surveys

Before starting any building work you need to check whether the Party Wall Act applies to your particular project. Our party wall surveyors are experts in offering extensive services to customers locally. Based in North Yorkshire, Encompass Surveyors takes care of everything regarding party wall surveys, so call us now!

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.

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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.

Where do we 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, Seaham, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Peterlee as well as Scarborough, York, Leeds and areas throughout North Yorkshire.

How much do they cost?

Party wall surveys or awards can cost anywhere from £150 to £750 for a full party wall award. To request a party wall survey quote, contact us directly.

Get in touch

For help with party wall issues and advice from our experienced party wall surveyors, get in touch now. We’ll help you to understand the issues, process, and costs of party wall survey issues.

Call 07779 176375

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Free party wall advice

In an effort to assist customers in understanding Party Wall Awards, we offer free party wall advice. At Encompass Surveyors, we know that party wall matters can often be complicated and confusing.

If you have party wall questions and would like to discuss them with us, we offer 20 minutes free of charge. This is an impartial service with no strings attached, so give us a call now to discuss your concerns.

Alternatively, fill in our 'Request a Callback' form and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


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