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Information about party walls.

Why use a party wall expert for your building survey?

Answer Do you need advice on resolving party wall issues or boundary disputes? If you are considering a major investment in an attic conversion, building a side or rear extension, building a shed or garage, or even structurally modifying a shared ceiling or floor, chances are high that you will run into a party wall… Continue Reading

Mediation in Boundary Wall Disputes

Mediation in Boundary Wall Disputes

Mediation is a process whereby an impartial and¬†independent party wall surveyor facilitates home owners to a party wall dispute in resolving their differences. ¬†Mediation by a boundary wall expert allows the home owners a less expensive alternative to court and greater personal control. The role of the Mediator is to help the both boundary wall… Continue Reading

When is a wall considered a party wall?

When is a wall considered a party wall?

Answer Construction work, including renovations or extensions, may likely have some impact on a Party Wall structure. A wall is considered a party wall structure if it meets either of the following two conditions: The wall in question stands astride a boundary of land belonging to two or more different owners; this means that approximately… Continue Reading