From our offices in the heart of Fulham, SW6 our team of RICS Chartered Surveyors can provide advice on party wall matters or arrange a survey on any home in the South West London area.
If you’ve had an offer accepted on a Victorian terraced house in Fulham or a river view apartment in Putney, our surveyors are on hand to give you peace of mind and all the information you need to proceed with confidence. We offer both Level 2 and Level 3 Home Surveys and can advise on what best suits your needs.
If you or a neighbour are planning to undertake work to a property which will come within the scope of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 we have the expertise to assist whether you just need some initial free advice on the proper procedures to follow or assistance with preparing party wall notices or a party wall award.
As well as being RICS members and Registered Valuers, our surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors so you can be confident that you’re making the right choice.
We have a large team of specialist party wall surveyors with decades of experience advising on procedures. They can assist you with any part of the process from preparing the necessary notices to acting as the agreed surveyor and preparing a party wall award.
A party wall award authorises work covered by the Act and includes provisions to ensure that those works are carried out with the minimum of risk to the adjoining owners’ property and without causing unnecessary inconvenience to the occupiers. Safeguards will depend upon the details of the proposed work, but typical examples would be prohibiting the use of tools that cause excessive vibration such as Kangos and sequencing excavation work to reduce the risk of ground movement.
We’re also well placed to advise you if you’ve received a party wall notice. If the works are straightforward, a party wall award may not be required but we will always recommend that a one of our surveyors prepare a schedule of condition covering the parts of your property that are at risk of being damaged by the proposed works.
Our team of Chartered Surveyors have many years’ experience of inspecting properties. Whatever the style or type of property you’re buying you’ll feel more confident armed with one of our survey reports.
Whether you’re thinking of extending your lease or enfranchising the freehold of your building we are at hand to offer the advice you require. We have the necessary experience to accurately value properties and enter in to negotiations on your behalf.
Our experienced team of party wall surveyors are on hand to assist whether you’re planning additions or alterations to your property that fall within the scope of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 or you’ve received a notice informing you of a neighbour’s proposed works.
Our Project Management team provide bespoke professional services in assisting our clients to manage the process of design, planning, procuring and overseeing construction works for a variety of types of building.
We cover all aspects of residential survey work including Specific Defect Reports, Snagging Lists and Reinstatement Cost Assessments. We have several RICS Registered Valuers on the team offering valuations for a range of purposes including tax planning and matrimonial proceedings.
There are some works that should be covered by the Part Wall etc. Act 1996 but are not. A good example is where work is required to a wall that is wholly on an owner’s land but is built up to the boundary with another owner. If such as wall has to be demolished or raised there’s no requirement to notify the adjoining owner but also no right of access to facilitate the work.
This was the situation on a job in Fulham where our Director Justin Burns was acting for the adjoining owner. An adjacent commercial property was being developed and the works included raising and forming a window opening in a wall that overlooked the adjoining owner’s rear garden. After checking all the information available it was clear that the wall being altered was on the developer’s side of the boundary. The problem was overcome by Justin negotiating a scaffold licence on behalf of the adjoining owner and the works were recently completed but that was totally in the gift of the adjoining owner. If he’d objected to the works and refused access the proposals would have to have been changed.
It’s just one of a growing number of issues that should be addressed if they ever get around to amending the Act.
With some of the most exclusive residential addresses in the country, South West London is perfectly positioned between Central London and the Surrey countryside. The area includes delightful stretches of the Thames, elegant squares and lots of green space.
Whilst reassuringly self-contained, South West London has some of the best transport links in the capital by train, London Underground, bus and tram. A typical journey from Fulham into London’s Zone 1 will take around 20 minutes, meaning you are in a prime position to enjoy the best the capital has to offer both at work and during your leisure time.
Once you have decided on which part of London is for you and found the perfect property to buy our team of Chartered Surveyors will be happy to help you with that important next step.
We cover the south-west of London from our office at New Kings House, 136-144 New Kings Road, Fulham including the areas noted below.