Appoint a professional to advise on both boundary walls and party walls. With the mutual agreement of both property owners you can engage an ‘Agreed Property Surveyor’ to advise both parties collectively. Alternatively, one or both parties can individually engage a separate surveyor who will advise one party alone in regards to their own situation, and will provide options regarding both boundary and party walls.
Acting for Adjoining Owners
Surveyors are often engaged by adjoining owners, in the event of a dispute or general concern as to construction that is or may be built in the adjoining property.
A property surveyors expertise in this field should allow building work to proceed legally and without unnecessary cost, delay or inconvenience ensuring the rights and duties of both parties are fully understood and observed at all stages of the process.
Before you engage any professional to advise in this area you should agree in advance a fair and reasonable charging structure based on the complexity of the works at an early stage without commitment or obligation.