Peter Barry Surveyors are here to guide you through the party wall process if you are considering extending or altering your Chingford 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.
One of our senior party wall surveyors, Matthew Price, acted for the adjoining owner in relation to the neighbour’s (building owner’s) loft extension works. Notice had been served under Section 3 of the Act in relation to a rear dormer loft extension which involved the insertion of 3 steel beams into the party wall.
The adjoining owner requested that a Chartered Surveyor be appointed to handle all matters including the recording of the schedule of condition which took place 3 weeks before works were due to start. Matthew went on to agree an award with the building owner’s surveyor after being reassured that the scheme had been appropriately considered by the project’s engineer. Upon completion of the works, our appointing owner queried whether some cracks he’d noticed had been caused by the works but, with the help of the schedule of condition, Matthew was able to reassure him that they were pre-existing.
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Chingford is a London suburb that is geographically located in the Borough of Waltham Forest. Chingford is overlooked to the north by Epping Forest, whilst the Chingford Reservoirs are to the west.
Chingford is popular with families due to the good selection of large housing in the area and the choice of good schools. It is close enough to central London for an easy commute and yet far enough away to feel completely separated from the capital. The abundance of recreational space also appeals to house hunters and Epping Forest is an ancient woodland that extends for over 6,000 acres.
Chingford doesn’t have an underground station but Chingford Rail station operates direct, regular services into London Liverpool Street, taking just under 30 minutes. There are also a number of bus routes operating between Chingford and other areas of east London, whilst the North Circular offers road access to other parts of London.
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.