If you’re thinking about extending your Forest Gate property, there may be party wall matters to consider. We can advise on the service of notices, preparing schedules of condition and acting as appointed surveyor if a dispute arises. We also regularly act for adjoining owners in Forest Gate, ensuring that their properties are adequately protected during the works.
Works falling within the scope of the Party Wall Act not only include those that directly affect a party wall, such as cutting in beams or removing chimney breasts, but also new walls constructed either up to or astride the boundary and adjacent excavation. Many owners are surprised to find out that excavating foundations on their own land, set back from the boundary, may fall within the scope of the Act if they are within 3.00m metres of a shared or adjoining structure.
Our team of specialist party wall surveys are on hand to guide you through the process.
Our Director Justin Burns is appointed by the adjoining owner in a long running party wall dispute on one of the residential roads to the east or Forest Gate.
The building owner demolished their end of terrace property several years ago and put temporary shoring in place as the site was to remain empty. Over the following several years cracks developed in the adjoining property and it was ultimately discovered that the foundation to the shores was inadequate.
In this scenario, the building owner must compensate the adjoining owner and occupiers for any loss or damage suffered as confirmed in section 7(2) of the Act. In this case the remedial works included the partial re-building of the adjoining owner’s property. With more complicated cases, such as this, the dispute can be determined in several stages as professional opinion is sought and tests undertaken. As each determination is made it is confirmed to the owners in a further award.
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Situated in the London Borough of Newham, Forest Gate is a residential area that borders Manor Park and lies just to the south of Wanstead Flats.
Forest Gate enjoys some of the amenities of nearby Upton Park, with Green Street just nudging into its territory. There is a good selection of period property, ranging from large houses to conversion flats in Victorian buildings. However, there is also a great deal of more modern housing. This is standard across much of the East End as bomb damage was extensive here during the Second World War and housing had to rebuilt quickly. Wanstead Flats Park is a big selling point for this area. It is part of Epping Forest and is a massive area of open grassland that provides a huge amount of recreational space for residents.
Trains from Forest Gate mainline station will take you into London Liverpool Street in under 15 minutes. There is no underground station here but Wanstead Park is fairly close and this 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.