Peter Barry Surveyors are here to guide you through the party wall process if you are considering extending or altering your Bethnal Green property. We like to work closely with owners to avoid unnecessary disputes and secure the best outcome. Where the works are straightforward, a detailed record of the condition of the adjoining property may be all that is required.
The process starts with the party proposing to undertake works falling within the scope of the Act formally notifying any affected adjoining owners. Those works will include anything that directly affects the party wall such as removing internal walls and cutting pockets to allow for the insertion of beams as well as new walls constructed at the boundary and excavation within up to 6.00m of adjoining or shared structures.
Our team of experienced party wall surveyors can assist with the service of notices and can act as an impartial appointed surveyor should a dispute arise.
Works are nearing completion to a mid-terrace house to the east of Bethnal Green where our Director Justin Burns oversaw party wall matters on behalf of the building owner. The woks included the construction is a rear extension and loft conversion as well as internal alterations. Notices were drafted and served under sections 1, 3 and 6 of the Act. One of the adjoining owners dissented to the notices and appointed his own surveyor but the other was happy to consent, subject to a schedule of condition being recorded, once he’d received satisfactory responses to his various queries. The schedule can be used to check the veracity of any claims for damage either during or following the works.
The award was agreed and served within a reasonable time period so that works could commence on schedule.
The building owner was pleased with the outcome commenting that “… the surveyor I worked with, Justin Burns, was exceptional: He fended off difficult neighbours, competing surveyors and showed great attention to detail such that all works could commence on smoothly and on time. Highly recommended!”
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Bethnal Green is a very mixed area, with a good stock of council housing, as well as an increasing number of trendy new apartments and townhouses. As such, some of the area remains firmly ensconced in its East End roots, whilst other parts are experiencing regeneration and an influx of young, upwardly mobile residents. Bethnal Green is home to the renowned Museum of Childhood and Victoria Park Gardens & Weavers Fields are both large green spaces for recreation.
Bethnal Green is very well placed for access to the City and central London. It has both an underground and mainline station, both of which are in zone 2. Bethnal Green rail offers direct services into Liverpool Street in just 4 minutes, whilst the underground station is on the Central Line.
We have a team of surveyors specialising in party wall matters so you can be sure that your appointed surveyor is an expert in the field.
Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can rely on their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Peter Barry Surveyors are Regulated by the RICS ensuring that you have a free to use method of redress should anything go wrong.
Our team have a duty to keep up to date with the latest party wall case law and this will be reflected in the advice that you receive.
The team are also members of party wall specific governing bodies the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors or the Pyramus & Thisbe Society.