Anstey Horne

Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

Our team were instrumental in the development of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 which provides rights to developing owners and safeguards for adjoining property owners.

With this expertise and the largest specialist team of Party Wall surveyors based across the UK, we draw on a wealth of experience to advise Building Owners undertaking work or Adjoining Owners alike on how they are affected by the Act and other construction related issues.

Party Wall Surveyors

Our expertise avoids the “box ticking” service of others. We strive for an early involvement and proactive approach that helps building owners undertaking work manage any risk and liability, or allows for early advise to neighbours on how best to protect their property during proposed works.

No matter the size of a project, from modest residential work to the largest commercial developments, we apply the same expertise, care and attention to detail.

With offices in LondonBirmingham ManchesterBristol & Plymouth we are able to provide advice on projects all around the UK.

Party Wall Advice

Building Owners

If you are a Building Owner planning to carry out building works on your property that might be covered by the Party Wall Act we would strongly recommend that you have your plans checked by a suitably qualified and experienced party wall surveyor before work starts.

Our specialist team of chartered surveyors provide the same care and attention to detail to every Party Wall project no matter the size; from a residential loft extension to the largest commercial redevelopment.

We advise at pre-planning stage on likely issues including where the Party Wall Act applies. This includes advice on the strategic approach for dealing with neighbouring properties as well as rights of access with respect to crane oversail or scaffold access agreements and licences for instance.

With Anstey Horne’s joined up approach, we are often able to identify and mitigate potential Rights of Light or Building Consultancy issues to ensure work proceeds seamlessly and in a timely manner.

If you need guidance on whether the Act applies to the work you are planning send us the plans. Our surveyors will check the proposed work and clarify whether it comes within the scope of the Act.

For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135

For more information on the Party Wall process for Building Owners, click below.

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Adjoining Owners

We advise neighbours (Adjoining Owners) on what to expect and how their own property should be protected during proposed works. 

The building owner planning to undertake work must comply with the provisions of the Act. No matter the extent of work, if it affects a shared structure the Party Wall Act provides important rights and protections for neighbours affected by building works. This includes the duty to notify you in advance of work starting; restrictions on when noisy works are undertaken and a mechanism for resolving disputes if damage occurs for instance.

For more information on how to protect your property and manage any impact from neighbouring building works as an Adjoining Owner, click below.

Party wall neighbourly matters

Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters Services

  • Party Wall Advice
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Movement & Vibration Monitoring
  • Impact upon Neighbours
  • Crane Oversail & Scaffold Licensing
  • Development Agreements
  • Boundary Reports & Advice
  • Rights of Way & Easements
  • Neighbourly Liaison

For more information on how the Party Wall Act affects you as a Building Owner or Adjoining Owner, see our Party Wall Fact Sheet.

We have also compiled some Party Wall FAQs from questions we are often asked about the Act.

If you are unsure how the Act affects your property please give call call our surveyors direct on 020 4534 3135. If you want one of our team to call you please fill in our Contact form and we'll be in touch.

For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Norwich & Plymouth Surveyor details.

For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135.

If you are planning work that is covered by the Act, or if you have received notice of work from a neighbour and want advice on how best to protect your property please contact:

Geoffrey Adams

Geoffrey Adams

BEng (Hons) PdDip MRICS

Senior Director

Party Walls

Mark Amodio

Mark Amodio

BSc (Hons)

Senior Director

Party Walls

Rickie Bloom

Rickie Bloom

BSc (Hons) MRICS


Party Walls

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