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A large proportion of our work relates to resolving disputes under the Party Wall Act. If you are familiar with the Act you’ll know that an appointed surveyor performs a statutory function and has a duty to remain impartial. A surveyor doesn’t have clients (they are ‘appointing owners’) and does not provide a service and in most cases ... Read more >>

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Most surveyors and solicitors practicing in the leasehold property sector will be familiar with the rights of lessees to obtain their freehold either by way of a collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, or (in the event of a disposal by the landlord) by electing to the collective Right of First ... Read more >>

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Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

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Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

Categories: No Listing

Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

Categories: No Listing

Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

Categories: No Listing

Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

Categories: No Listing

Solicitor’s Guide to Reading Survey Reports

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

As I was coming to the end of a Homebuyer inspection of a terraced property last autumn I decided to take a wander down the shared access path at the ends of the gardens and found that the owner of the next but one house had taken the rear fence down and effectively annexed the piece of land behind it. I knew that the buyers were planning a rear ... Read more >>

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Why Surveyors Rarely go to the FTT

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Matthew Price

In my day to day role which includes providing potential clients with fee quotations I am often asked as to the likely costs of going to Tribunal. The simple answer to this question is not one the client wants to hear as an appearance can last anywhere between half a day through to two days (although rarely the former) and that is after you have ... Read more >>

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Email Etiquette for Professionals

Saturday, 5th March 2016 | by: Justin Burns

I was recently appointed to agree a party wall award with another surveyor whom I had not worked with before. He sent me the usual formal letter confirming his appointment and I responded by email, being my preferred method of communication, but otherwise adopted his formal tone. He started his reply by suggesting that, as we were now using email, ... Read more >>

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