I am professionally qualified with 25 years experience of Planning, Building and Surveying related matters. I'm aptly qualified to act as a Party Wall Surveyor in matters relating to the awarding and participation in Party Wall Agreements.
I am a full professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building for which I currently sit on the CIOB Professional Conduct Committee / Investigations Panel. This Committee / Panel are responsible for upholding the disciplinary regulations and rules of conduct of the Institute and investigate any cases of alleged misconduct by members.
I also sit on the Disciplinary Board for the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors for the upholding of codes of conduct and am actively involved in organising the West London Party Wall forum group set up to debate current thinking on the Act and application between its members at public venues.
My chief objective: is to defuse the tension where present and bring harmony to the whole process.
The Act sets out a framework of equitable rights and obligations to ensure that care is taken by builders and access is not unreasonably denied to them. If you or your neighbour proposes to carry out works, the Act sets out what needs to be done to safeguard your property. If you are the owner carrying out the works, compliance with the Act secures the access you need and limit any future claims for damage claimed to have been caused to your neighbour's property as a result of these.
The reasonable costs of regulation under the Act, including any professional fees, are normally for the account of the building owner.
As a fully accredited Party Wall Surveyor I can help to establish clarity and fairness and to avoid disputes by:-
- Mitigating delays by timely serving of notices and determine/agree start of works and working hours for Party Wall matters.
- Agree access to boundary / party wall for building work.
- Reduce the potential for selling problems in the future.