Our team of surveyors are passionate about inspecting properties in Whetstone whether it be as part of a pre-purchase survey, to establish a property’s value or to prepare a schedule of condition prior to works commencing next door.
If you are planning a building project in Whetstone you’ve probably started thinking about party wall procedures. The first step is to establish whether the works fall within the scope of the Act – if you’d like us to do that for you, free of charge, just send us copies of the drawings and we’ll normally come back to you within 24 hours. If you’re on the other side of the wall, we can also assist if you’ve decided that you need to appoint a surveyor or just need some initial advice without obligation.
One of our senior surveyors, Justin Burns, was recently appointed by the adjoining owner on a party wall matter just off Greenway in Totteridge. Our Assistant Surveyor, Katie Steff, helped with day to day matters on the file. Works involved a single storey rear extension, a loft conversion and the cutting away of a chimney breast from the party wall.
Due to the scope of the works, an extensive schedule of condition was undertaken at the adjoining owner’s property to ensure that any damage caused by the works could be easily identified. The process had been delayed by Covid however, once things got back on track, the various issues were swiftly dealt with and the award finalised.
Safeguards included the prohibition of percussive tools (to prevent the vibration causing damage), temporary sealing of the adjoining owners’ flue and protecting open trenches from rain.
One of our senior colleagues, Justin Burns, was appointed as the named building owner’s surveyor and worked alongside his colleague Katie Steff on a party wall matter relating to a property on one of the quiet residential turnings to the south of Totteridge Lane. Notices were served on both of the adjoining owners and one responded promptly confirming that they would be appointing their own surveyor.
We initially received no response from the second neighbour but, with the help of the building owner, managed to speak with them and answer their questions about the notice, the proposed works and their options. Reassured by the conversation, they were happy to concur in Justin’s appointment as Agreed Surveyor.
Having a separate surveyor appointed on one side slowed the process down a bit but the building owner was still able to commence his works on time once the awards had been finalised and served on all parties.
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Whetstone is a residential suburb in the London Borough of Barnet. There are a wide range of property types in Whetstone from the Victorian terraces at the top of Totteridge Lane to the modern apartment blocks that have sprung up along the high Road in recent years.
To the south of the area on the border of Woodside Park is Swan Lane Open Space which as well as housing a good collection of mature trees has a range of family facilities including a café, play area and model boating pond.
Whetstone shares an underground station with Totteridge on zone 4 of the Northern Line from where you can get to the West End in a little over 30 minutes.
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