Real Estate, General Practice & Investment ​

Real Estate, General Practice & Investment ​

What does a Party Wall Surveyor do in the property and real estate industry?

The role of a Party Wall Surveyor involves safeguarding the interests of both parties involved in construction work that involves party walls. These experts are instrumental in ensuring that the construction work is carried out in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and also act as an intermediary between the owners of adjoining properties.

A Party Wall Surveyor must have a deep understanding of the Act and the technical aspects of construction and building regulations. They are responsible for preparing Party Wall Awards, which are legally binding agreements between the owners of the properties, and for resolving any disputes that may arise.

In addition to their technical knowledge, Party Wall Surveyors must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to explain complex technical issues to non-technical stakeholders and negotiate with all parties involved to reach an agreement.

A typical day for a Party Wall Surveyor might involve conducting site visits to assess the impact of construction work on party walls, preparing and serving notices to adjoining property owners, conducting negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable agreement, and preparing the legally binding Party Wall Award.

This role is crucial in ensuring that all parties are protected during construction work and that the work is carried out in a manner that is safe and compliant with relevant regulations. It is a challenging but rewarding role that requires a high level of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

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