Have you received a party wall notice and are not sure how to respond? Perhaps you’re concerned about the proposed works but don’t want to fall out with your neighbour by adding to the cost of their project? Having an agreed surveyor is an economical solution but are you aware that you can also consent with conditions? A typical condition would be for the building owner to cover the cost of a professionally prepared schedule of condition covering the parts of your property that are at risk from the works but it’s also possible to agree conditions relating to the hours of works, access etc. Contact us today to discuss the options.
Other services provided by our team of surveyors in the Barnes area include pre-purchase surveys, leasehold extensions and project management. We have many happy Barnes clients so please check out the link to our local Google Business page below to see what they say about our services. We also have hundreds of positive reviews on our TrustPilot page.
The owners of a mid-terraced property in Barnes SW13, were planning an extensive refurbishment and extension and sought the services of our experienced Chartered Surveyor Matthew Price.
The owners’ major concern was the response from neighbours and whether they would seek to appoint their own party wall surveyor (which increases costs and timings significantly). Matthew addressed this by gaining a detailed understanding of the project and then speaking to each neighbour before serving notices. As a result of this early preparation, only 1 award was required with Matthew acting as the joint/agreed surveyor.
One tricky aspect was the construction of the flank wall of the extension, which ran alongside the neighbour’s rear extension. It was possible that the concrete had overspilled the boundary and would interfere with the proposed foundation. Matthew requested that the contractor to dig a trial pit to investigate and thankfully there was no overspill. The award required the foundation be dug in 1m sections (as opposed to all 4m all at once) and to incorporate a ‘slip membrane’ to stop the foundations bonding, both of which could have caused damage.
You can read further reviews from our clients in and around Barnes on our Google Business page
Barnes is one of the most sought after areas in London! Located in the south west of the city, Barnes is a picturesque neighbourhood that is known for its elegant streets, independent boutiques, and stunning riverside views.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Barnes is surrounded by some of London’s most desirable areas. To the east, you’ll find Hammersmith and Fulham, and to the west, you’ll find Richmond.
Transport links to Barnes are excellent, with regular bus services and a train station that provides direct links to London Waterloo. The area is also served by the London Overground and is within easy reach of Heathrow Airport.
Barnes is famous for its stunning green spaces, including Barnes Common and the WWT London Wetland Centre, which provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. The area is also home to a number of famous landmarks, including the historic Barnes Bridge, which was built in the mid-19th century, and the Grade II listed Olympic Studios, which have played host to some of the biggest names in music, including The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin.
Barnes has also been home to many famous people over the years, including the legendary rock musician Freddie Mercury, who lived in the area for several years. Other notable residents have included the novelist Henry James and the former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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