Building Surveying

Party wall and neighbourly matters

At Jones Melling we have extensive experience in party wall matters and have successfully acted as party wall surveyors on behalf of the building owner or the adjoining owner.

Avoiding party wall problems is central to our ‘prevention-better-than-cure’ approach and we are intimately familiar with the provisions of the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

If you are a building owner planning work that may be covered by this legislation, or an adjoining building owner, and are being affected by party wall issues, we can assist.

Work falling within the party wall legislation includes:

  • Work on an existing wall or structure shared with another property
  • Building a free-standing wall or a wall of a building up to or astride the boundary with a neighbouring property
  • Excavating near a neighbouring building

We can also assist in boundary disputes and licence agreements for access to neighbouring land and site access.

Our bespoke and professional service means we consistently achieve the right outcomes for residential and commercial occupiers and owners.